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Algeria Arrests 5 Billionaires on Corruption Charges

Rabat – Algerian authorities arrested five billionaire businessmen on Monday, April 22, who were allegedly closely allied to the ousted Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.According to Algerian state television, an Algerian court is investigating the five billionaires on allegations of corruption. One of the five is Issad Rebrab, CEO of the Cevital industrial group and one of the wealthiest men in Algeria. In 2015, Forbes named Rebrab the wealthiest man in North Africa, with a worth of $3.2 billion. Four brothers of the Kouninef family are also under arrest. According to France 24, the family “is hugely influential and the four brothers have dealings in everything from agribusiness to civil engineering.”Read also: 24 Candidates Submit Letters of Intent for Algeria’s July 4 ElectionThe anti-corruption crackdown came after army chief Ahmed Gaid Salah stated it was possible ruling elites could be prosecuted on corruption charges. The arrests are also coming after Algerians continued protesting  for the ninth consecutive week since February 22, calling for a radical regime change.A loyal ally of Bouteflika, former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, is also being investigated on charges of misuse of public money. In early April, Algerian authorities also arrested tycoon Ali Haddad at the Tunisian border. Demonstrators have been calling for the removal of men they are calling the three B’s: Interim President Abdelkader Bensalah; Interim Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui; and the head of the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party, Moad Bouchareb. read more

Action on nuclear disarmament cannot wait says Ban

4 May 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tonight opened an exhibition showcasing the history of the global pact aimed at banning all nuclear tests with a call for countries to take immediate action on disarmament to secure a safer world. “Putting an End to Nuclear Explosions is more than the name of this exhibition – it is one of the longest-standing goals of the United Nations,” Mr. Ban said at the launch in New York of the display highlighting the accomplishments of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).He reiterated the call he made at the start of the five-yearly review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) yesterday that there needs to be a time frame for the ratification of the CTBT, which bans nuclear testing.“I encourage you to join me in pressing for entry into force without further delay,” the Secretary-General stressed at the launch, which saw the attendance of Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBT Organization.The new exhibit also highlights the CTBT’s global monitoring system and how it promptly detected two recent nuclear tests in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).Also taking part in its opening was UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, who appealed to Senators in his own country, the United States, to put aside partisan issues to ensure that the CTBT is ratified.He emphasized that the leadership of other nations is equally important. “Why wait for the US when your country can make a difference?” he asked.Mr. Douglas, an Academy Award-winning actor and producer, joined Mr. Ban in congratulating Indonesia, which has announced that it will ratify the CTBT, bringing it one step closer to fruition. The South-East Asian nation’s declaration means the pact needs only eight more ratifications – China, Egypt, the DPRK, India, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States – before it can enter into force.The pact, which opened for signature in 1996, has 182 signatories and 151 ratifications.Entering its second day today, the NPT review conference heard representatives from nearly 40 nations, who touched on issues ranging from the Middle East, Iran and the DPRK to practical measures towards disarmament and peaceful uses of nuclear technology.At the event’s opening session yesterday, Mr. Ban told countries that “we have a choice: to leave a legacy of fear and inaction… or to act with vision, courage and leadership.” read more

Cops to arrest students and parents

The new principal sustained minor injuries while his car was completely damaged after students and parents agitated over his appointment. Riot police had been deployed to the school after the students pelted stones at the principal and also attacked his car with flower pots. The parents claimed that the former principal had done a lot for the school and should not have been transferred. The Education Ministry said that school property was also damaged in the incident,In June this year the parents of students studying in the school staged protests along the street against moves to transfer the former principal. The police are to arrest the students and parents who attacked the new principal of the Galle Vidyaloka Vidyalaya today.According to the education Ministry, the school has been closed till Monday as a result of the tense situation which arose this morning. read more

UN talks in Bonn culminate in accord on interim Afghan government

After nine days of intensive negotiations, the United Nations-sponsored talks in Bonn, Germany, culminated today in the signing of an agreement on a provisional arrangement in Afghanistan pending the re-establishment of permanent government institutions.The chief UN envoy for Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, who chaired the talks, witnessed the signing of the text by the leaders of the four Afghan groups represented at the negotiations. Mr. Brahimi said he was delighted at the outcome but added that “the real work starts now. And the real difficulties are going to start when this Interim Administration that has been agreed upon here moves to Kabul.”In New York, the agreement was met with high praise from Secretary-General Kofi Annan and members of the Security Council. In a statement released through his spokesman, Mr. Annan warmly welcomed the accord as “an important step” towards lasting peace and the return of legitimate authority in the country and assured the Afghan people that the UN “stands ready to help them reach peace, stability and prosperity.”In remarks to the press, the Secretary-General also congratulated Mr. Brahimi and the team for “a very good job” and stressed that he would now expect the Afghan parties to go back to Kabul and “work very, very closely together.”Meanwhile the current President of the Security Council, Ambassador Moctar Ouane of Mali, said in a press statement that the 15-member body welcomed the agreement and urged the parties to work together in good faith to implement it in full.Council members also declared their willingness to support the implementation of the agreement and its annexes, but reiterated their concern about the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and emphasized the need to pursue efforts in that regard.The final text of the agreement outlines the functions and responsibilities of the Interim Authority, which will be chaired by Hamid Karzai and include 28 other members who will direct the work of as many departments. The Interim Authority, to be officially established on 22 December, would run the country for six months. An Independent Commission would in parallel work on convening a Loya Jirga.Speaking after the signing of the agreement, Mr. Brahimi congratulated all participants and the spirit of compromise that they had shown. He said that today’s accord provided some “breathing space,” during which the people of Afghanistan could take “the many steps” that would be necessary towards a broad-based, multi-ethnic environment.Mr. Brahimi, who had been appointed two months ago by the Secretary-General as Special Representative with overall authority for UN political, humanitarian and human rights endeavours in the country, also underscored that “all the elements in the Agreement were proposed by Afghans, either here in Bonn or in Afghanistan, and Iran and Pakistan.” He also stressed that the commitment of the international community to help and assist is “very strong, perhaps unprecedented.”Commenting on the make-up of the Authority envisaged by the agreement, UN officials drew attention to the fact that it included a Department of Women’s Affairs and stressed that the equitable representation of women in government and political civilian life in Afghanistan was a strong focus of the UN. That theme was reiterated yesterday in Brussels, where Angela King, the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, delivered Mr. Annan’s message to the Afghan Women’s Summit for Democracy. In the message, the Secretary-General emphasized that Afghan women had the UN’s “full and unstinting support” in their efforts to reassert the right to participate actively in all sectors and levels of society and in all stages of the work to bring peace and development to their country. read more

Ohio State softball using early tests as measuring sticks

The Big Ten season is still more than a month away, but the early season tournaments that prepare the Ohio State softball team (7-3, 0-0) for the grind of conference play are starting to heat up. The OSU softball team travels to Cathedral City, Calif., on Friday to participate in the Mary Nutter Classic, where it will play five games over the weekend, two against ranked opponents (No. 11 LSU and No. 14 Arizona, both on Friday). “The Mary Nutter Classic is one of the premier tournaments every year, so of course the girls are excited,” said first-year coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly. “We’re going to play some ranked opponents … but the game doesn’t know who’s ranked, so you just have to go out there and play it.” The tournament comes about a week after OSU’s participation in the Jacksonville University Tournament, which saw the unranked Buckeyes go 3-2 on the weekend, including a 1-0 upset of No. 16/17 Louisville. “We came out strong,” said sophomore outfielder Taylor Watkins. “We should have beat some teams, but we did our best and stuck together in all the situations we were put in.” The biggest news from the weekend in Jacksonville was the emergence of sophomore pitcher Alex DiDomenico. The 5-foot-9 right-hander from Youngstown, Ohio, completed 15 innings for the weekend, holding batters to a .130 average. Her four-hit, eight-inning shut-out of Louisville was the centerpiece to a weekend that saw her named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week on Monday, her first such honor. “I was really happy about it,” DiDomenico said. “I was shocked actually, but I mean, it felt really good.” Her coach echoed the Big Ten’s praise. “I think Alex has grown a lot in the last six months,” Schoenly said. “When she hits her spots, she can have a lot of success, and I think it’s a really big confidence boost for her.” The Buckeyes sport a 2-1 record against ranked foes on the year. Their single defeat was a 6-1 loss against then-No. 8 Georgia on Feb. 8 in Athens, Ga., a defeat they avenged the next day with a 5-4 win. “The competition is what I’m really looking forward to,” DiDomenico said. “I think it will be a good experience … we’re just working to get better. We can never get too good.” Visit www.thelantern.com for the rest of this story. The Buckeyes are using these early season tests as measuring sticks as they head toward the Big Ten season, which for them begins on March 22 at home against Indiana. “It shows us who we can beat and how good we are and what we need to work on,” Watkins said. “It shows us that we can play against those ranked teams.” While OSU knows these early season games are valuable learning tools, the team knows the real test begins once conference play starts. Schoenly is focused on keeping the team concentrated on the present and getting better each day as conference season looms. “We fully expect to be better a month from now than we are now, because we’re better now than we were a month ago,” Schoenly said. “If they just keep buying into the fact that we need to continue to get better as the season goes on, we’ll be ready when conference season comes.” The Mary Nutter Classic begins Friday and ends Sunday. OSU is scheduled to play No. 11 LSU, No. 14 Arizona, California Polytechnic State University, San Diego State and Utah on the weekend. read more

Football Damon Webb coming off best spring into role as the man

Ohio State senior cornerback Damon Webb (7) is the lone returning starter in the secondary and will lead a young unit into the 2017 season. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorWalking off the field at University of Phoenix Stadium after a 31-0 loss in the Fiesta Bowl, then-junior Damon Webb was the only member of the starting secondary who would play another game in an Ohio State uniform.Less than two weeks later, cornerbacks Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore and safety Malik Hooker all declared pro and are projected first-round picks in the NFL draft at the end of April. Webb, the only returning member of a menacing secondary, has undergone a change entering his fourth and final season in Columbus.“I think that sometimes you have to be the man to be the man,” said Kerry Coombs, cornerbacks coach and special teams coordinator. “And he is the man back there.”Webb was overshadowed the entire 2016 season by soon-to-be NFL draft pick Hooker, who had seven interceptions and three defensive touchdowns playing alongside Webb at safety. In his first full season as a starter, Webb was named honorable mention All-Big Ten after posting 52 tackles (fourth-best on the team), three pass breakups and one interception he returned for a score.He played in eight games his freshman season, but faced adversity during his sophomore campaign when he was suspended for nearly half the regular season for an undisclosed reason.Originally recruited as a cornerback, Webb switched to safety in the spring before the 2016 season. Now, Webb is the only sure thing at safety.“Right now, the guy who performed like a starter is Damon Webb,” OSU defensive coordinator Greg Schiano said. “He had his best stretch of football that I’ve ever seen in him, and I haven’t seen that much, but from what I’ve seen, it was his best stretch of football. He has a look about him, a focus that I think this is going to be a huge summer for him. He’s going to come back and have a great senior year.”A refocused Webb might be the best thing that can happen to a defense whose only question marks are in the secondary. Junior Denzel Ward and redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette are two returning cornerbacks who will assume larger roles this fall with a room full of inexperienced players. Likewise, sophomore Jordan Fuller and freshman Isaiah Pryor are two young members of the safety unit who came to OSU with hype similar to Webb’s.Coombs said Webb has lost weight, gained quickness and even called him “probably the smartest player” on defense.In the offseason, Schiano said Webb was constantly in the film room, watching his mistakes and correcting them in spring practice. When Schiano met with Webb for his exit meeting following Saturday’s spring game, Schiano left with great confidence in the senior from Detroit who’s still trying to leave his mark on OSU football.“This is it. He’s got that one year left before he’s done with his college career,” Schiano said. “You can see an increased urgency in everything he’s doing … I think he’s an incredibly focused guy right now.” read more

Motorola is developing a webbased OS UPDATED

first_imgWhile Motorola has not had the success it wanted with the Xoom, things are slowly moving up a gear with the implementation of Adobe Flash support finally fidning its way to the platform, and the WiFi version coming out soon.However this has not stopped the company from looking into other avenues, and information has come to light that Motorola hired a number of engineers (ex-employees from Apple and Adobe who specialized in web and mobile platforms) to develop a new web-based operating system.One of these specialists was Gilles Drieu who used to work for Apple. He left in March last year but was primarily involved with Web standard groups WhatWG, W3C and Web-related patents. So bets are he will be leading the operating system development.Motorola’s aim could well be to use this new OS as an alternative to Google Android, but according to InformationWeek, when they cornered Motorola about this matter it was stated that they are not going to abandon the Android market any time soon and they are firmly committed to the platform.But Motorola have been beavering away for the last 9 months on the project so they are obviously keen to get this working otherwise they wouldn’t hire such specialists. Those with ears to the ground believe that they are trying to keep their options open, but Jonathan Goldberg, an analyst at Deutsche Bank in San Francisco, believes they don’t want to give developers or Wall Street the impression that they are switching back to their propriety ways, otherwise this could have a negative impact on company stock and sales.Motorola’s decision to look into a new OS could have been caused by Oracle’s patent claims against Google. The patent and copyright-infringement lawsuit was filed after Oracle, who acquired Sun Microsystems (Java) back in 2010, believed that Google had used Java technology to run several of its software programs.So if Motorola wanted to develop web-based applications they would not want to dirty their hands or get stuck with an OS that could not support their needs, hence they are keeping their options well and truly open.Read more at InformationWeekUpdate – 8:37pm 3/24 – We’ve received a statement from Motorola saying that they are fully committed to Android. They have “have hired employees with HTML skills to enable the best browsing experience” but are not changing their focus on Android.last_img read more

Waterford terrorism arrests Man due in court today woman released

first_imgWaterford terrorism arrests: Man due in court today, woman released Gardaí arrested the two as part of an operation in Waterford city yesterday morning. Friday 28 Apr 2017, 7:31 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Daragh Brophy A MAN ARRESTED yesterday under anti-terrorist legislation is due before court in Waterford this morning.A woman who was also detained by gardaí has been released without charge.It was confirmed yesterday afternoon that gardaí had arrested two people as part of an operation in Waterford city yesterday morning.The pair, both in their 20s, were detained under the Criminal Justice Terrorist Offences Act, 2005.Sources said that the arrests were made in relation to Section 6 of the Act, which deals mainly with facilitating or being involved with terrorist activities outside of the State.It is believed the man is an Irish citizen and the woman is from the UK.Sources confirmed that the pair have links to terrorism activities in the Middle East, and have been watched by police in various jurisdictions.They are thought to have been arrested on suspicion of organising financial aid to benefit a terrorist organisation. It is believed gardaí were tipped off by international police to their presence here when they returned from abroad.Gardaí said the arrests were part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation into persons involved in suspected terrorist activity.They were questioned at Waterford Garda Station.In a statement this morning gardaí said they had charged a 25-year-old man who would appear before Waterford District Court this morning at 10:30am.The woman arrested was released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.With reporting from Cormac Fitzgerald and Garreth MacNameeComments closed as legal proceedings are ongoingRead: ‘Major, major conflict with North Korea’ possible, Trump says >Read: Politicians attacked after Macedonia’s parliament stormed by 100 protesters > Image: Niall Carson Share Tweet Email4 Apr 28th 2017, 7:31 AM No Comments Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3362857 19,153 Views Image: Niall Carsonlast_img read more

Barca dont want me back – Deulofeu

first_imgBarcelona loanee Gerard Deulofeu has claimed that the club do not want him to return and has hinted that he will be making his stay at Watford a more permanent one at the end of the seasonThe Spanish forward is a product of Barcelona’s youth academy but has struggled to establish himself in the senior side among the likes of Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.After two loan spells with both Everton and Sevilla, Deulofeu completed a permanent move to the Premier League side in 2015.However, the 24-year-old only found the back of the net four times in his 46 appearances for Everton and was re-signed by Barcelona in 2017 after a loan spell with AC Milan.Deulofeu has struggled with recurring injury troubles in his recent loan spell with Watford this time and has now claimed that he is not wanted back at the Nou Camp.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“It’s clear that I will not be returning to Barca,” Deulofeu explained on Cadena Ser (via Football-Espana).“I do not think the Coach would want me back at Barca and I have been told by Watford that I am wanted, so it could be that I stay at the club.“I cannot say what will happen and we must wait but now I’m back from my injury (a fractured metatarsal) and now I hope to finish the season strongly.“I need to remain calm and make the right decision but a Barca return is not likely.”last_img read more

Macaubased SABA Hospitality wins US award for hospitality chatbot solution

first_imgMacau’s SABA Hospitality has been awarded with the People’s Choice Award in the Entrepreneur 20X competition at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exhibition and Conference (HITEC), held last week at Minneapolis in United States.The award recognizes innovation among peers in the hospitality industry and it is granted by HITEC attendees, after a presentation by the participating companies. Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launch SABA co-founder Byron Webster was in charge of the presentation, showing the company’s AI-based hospitality chatbot solution to an audience of over 600 industry professionals.“The feedback and support we received following the presentation, and throughout the entire HITEC Minneapolis event, has been overwhelming. It certainly is a validation that we have developed a unique solution that meets the needs and wants of both modern travelers and hospitality operators alike,” said Alex Aranchikov, SABA Hospitality co-founder and CTO.SABA Hospitality, which develops its activity from Macau, provides a platform that centralizes communications throughout the entire guest journey at hotels via their own mobile devices and without the need for any downloads. The technology automatically answers guests’ questions, takes requests, manages complaints and makes recommendations using artificial intelligence.The company is currently expanding its reach beyond East Asia borders to tap into European and Middle Eastern markets. RelatedPostslast_img read more

Canon buys Toshibas medical unit for 61B

first_imgRenowned camera manufacturer Canon finalised the deal Thursday to purchase Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) for Â¥688 billion ($6.1 billion). The companies had entered into an exclusive agreement to negotiate the final terms of the acquisition last week after Canon outbid other suitors in the deal.According to a Wall Street Journal report, Canon has already paid Â¥655.5 billion ($5.9 billion) to Toshiba in cash and the remaining Â¥22.5 billion (over $200 million) would be paid later. The deal is subject to antitrust validations in related countries, and a Canon spokesman said the company had no timeline of when the process would be completed.”TMSC is one of the leading global companies in the medical equipment industry. Within the field of medical X-ray computed tomography (CT) systems in particular, TMSC is the overwhelming market share leader in Japan and has been steadily increasing its global market share, [sic]” the Financial Times quoted a Canon spokesman as saying. “By maximizing the combination of both companies’ management resources, Canon aims to solidify its business foundation for health care that can contribute to the world. [sic]”Canon, which has limited presence in the healthcare sector and makes X-ray machines and eye examination devices, has been trying to foray deep into the medical equipment field, and the latest acquisition would give the camera-maker a much-needed boost in the ecosystem.Separately, Toshiba would also benefit from the deal, as the funds would fulfil its financial necessities as it has been planning to seek about $1.8 billion in loans from various banks, according to Reuters.Toshiba is expecting massive losses, up to Â¥710 billion ($6.3 billion), in the fiscal year ending March, which is the highest estimated figure in the company’s 140-year corporate history.In a separate report Thursday, Toshiba said it plans to invest Â¥360 billion ($3.2 billion) to set up a new semiconductor manufacturing unit in Japan. The company is trying to focus the nuclear power and flash memory chips, its core business areas. Bloomberg also reported that the company’s shares took a plunge with reports of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission investigating Toshiba’s accounting scandal.Toshiba’s stock fell 8 percent to Â¥192 in Tokyo Thursday afternoon.last_img read more

People to resist any more lopsided elections BNP

first_imgBNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Prothom Alo File PhotoAccusing the Awami League government of taking preparations to hold another lopsided election, the BNP on Thursday warned strong resistance to such move.”We would like to clearly say people will surely resist any move to hold a one-sided election like the 5 January 2014 ballot. You (govt) may assume people will sit idle when you’ll indulge in such unlawful acts,” said the BNP’s senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, reports UNB.Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan central office, he said, “You won’t be allowed to benefit from a walkover.”“The election must be held under a non-party neutral government and the BNP under the leadership of Khaleda Zia will join it.”Earlier at a programme in Noakhali’s Kabirhat on Wednesday, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader said AL would not urge the BNP to join the election as it is the party’s internal matter.He, however, said the government will give a tough reply if the BNP tries to resort to violence and create chaos during the elections.Reacting to Quader’s comment, Rezvi said, “His remarks expose that the ruling party has started taking preparations for a lopsided election.”He alleged that Quader kept his electoral opponent and BNP standing committee member confined to his village home for several days and even did not allow him to offer fateha at his parents’ grave on the Eid day.The BNP leader also alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina made a “false comment” that the government has taken all out steps so that people can smoothly celebrate the Eid going their own homes.”At least 10 people were killed and scores of others injured in road accidents on the Eid day alone,” he said.Rizvi also criticised the jail authorities for what he said denying BNP chairperson’s relatives to give her home-made-food inside the jail on the Eid day.He alleged that the jail authorities showed such an inhuman attitude only to appease the government.last_img read more

Cards Set for Evanston Regional

first_imgNorthwesternSeries Record: NU leads 8-2Last Meeting: The teams met three times in 2019 with Northwestern taking all three games.• Feb. 17 – Northwestern won 4-2 in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge in Chapel Hill, N.C.• Feb. 15 – The Wildcats also defeated the Cardinals 9-8 in nine innings in the opening game of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.• Feb. 8 – Northwestern edged Louisville 1-0 in the Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Classic.Scouting the Wildcats: Led by Big Ten Coach of the Year Kate Drohan, the Wildcats (43-10, 21-2) posted a second place finish in league’s regular season standings. Last weekend, Northwestern reached the Big Ten Tournament semifinals before falling to No. 12 Minnesota.• Northwestern earned the overall No. 16 seed in the NCAA tournament and stood at No. 11 in the RPI. The Wildcats are making their 18th overall appearance in the NCAA tournament.• Four Wildcats earned all-Big Ten honors with Danielle Williams named Freshman of the Year. Jordyn Rudd, Rachel Lewis and Maeve Nelson also garnered all-conference honors.• Rudd leads the way at the plate with a .338 batting average and 47 RBIs. Lewis has belted out a team-best 14 home runs.• The Wildcats are ranked 20th in the nation with a 1.91 team ERA. Williams (28-5) carries a 1.40 ERA and ranks sixth in the nation with 278 strikeouts in 199.2 innings of work. Funke in a foot race (also stolen bases)• Celene Funke is on Melton’s heels with 27 stolen bases and tied for third with Audrey Rendon (2005) on Lousville’s single-season list. She needs one more to move into a tie for second with Coleen Coughlin (2000). Teammate Sidney Melton owns the record with 33.• Funke recently pushed her career stolen base total to 47, good for fifth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs one more to tie for fourth with Coleen Coughlin (2000-01). Triple crown Junior Celene Funke is leads the NCAA with 12 triples on the season. In the May 3 game against NC State, surpassed Audrey Rendon (2005) on Louisville’s single season list and now owns the record with 12.• The centerfielder has 14 triples in her career and is third on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs one more to move into a tie for second with Kristin Austin (2009-12).• UofL leads the nation in triples per game .57 and has tallied an ACC-best 30 triples.•The total ranks second on the program’s all-time record list, needing one more to tie for first with the 2005 Cardinals.  Hitting for averageLouisville’s starting lineup features four players who are batting over .300 on the season. Redshirt senior Sidney Melton leads the charge at .341 while junior Celene Funke is second at a .330 clip. Senior Megan Hensley (.327), and freshman Rebecca Chung (.308) round out the top hitters. Chung’s cannonFreshman Rebecca Chung has had a stellar rookie season offensively, but she has also made her presence known behind the plate. The catcher recently set a school record when she threw out a career-high four would-be base stealers in Louisville’s 10-9 win against No. 3/3 Florida State on April 8.• She also drove in the game-winning run against the Seminoles with a walk-off three-run double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh.  Funke running toward single-season top fiveCelene Funke now has a career-high 46 runs on the season and is tied for seventh on UofL’s single season record list. She needs four more to move into a three-way tie for fifth with Jordan Trimble (2013) and Audrey Rendon (2005). ACC strongFive ACC teams were selected to compete in the 2019 NCAA Tournament.• Fourth-seeded Florida State has earned a top-eight seed for the fourth straight year, and the fifth time in the last six years and will host the Tallahassee Regional.• Louisville (Evanston), North Carolina (Knoxville), Notre Dame (Norman) and Virginia Tech (Lexington) also earned at-large berths. melton on a scoring run (RECORD WATCH)Melton recently improved her career run tally to 153 and stands fifth on Louisville’s all-time list. She needs five more to tie Audrey Rendon (2004-07) for fourth. Player quick hits• Redshirt senior Sidney Melton has reached safely via a hit or a walk in 18 straight games.•Melton is climbing Louisville’s single season and career lists in runs and stolen bases.      • She owns school record for stolen bases (currently 33) in a season and ranks second on Louisville’s all-time list with 66.• Melton set a school record with four stolen bases against Morehead State (March 12).• The third baseman ranks fifth on Louisville’s all-time list for career runs (153).• Senior Megan Hensley stands among team leaders in home runs (12) and RBIs (43) as well as shutouts, while standing second in ERA (3.04) and strikeouts (89). She is ranked in the top 10 on UofL career record lists several pitching and hitting categories.• Junior Celene Funke is having a career-best season with 46 runs, eight doubles, 12 triples, three home runs, 27 stolen bases and 25 RBIs. She leads the team with 19 multi-hit games and seven multi-steal games.• Junior Caitlin Ferguson has a career-high 32 runs and tied a career high in home runs (4).• Sophomore Kyra Snyder put together a 13-game on-base streak (March 16-April 6)  – and is currently riding a 14-game streak of reaching safely.• Sophomore Maddy Newman has established career highs in runs (26), and RBIs (14).• Sophomore Jordyn Wolfe has career highs in runs (20) and stolen bases (7).• Sophomore Danielle Watson connected on her first career double, home run this season. She has also dealt a career-high 150 strikeouts.      • Watson recently moved into Louisville’s top 10 lists for career strikeouts (255) and appearances (70).• Freshman Charley Butler was sidelined by injury prior to the North Carolina series. Prior to that, she was an integral part of the Cardinals’ outfield. The left fielder has made some outstanding defensive plays and was recently among ESPN SportCenter’s Top 10 Plays (No. 8) after a diving catch in foul territory for an out in the 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8).      • Her first career hit was a home run (vs. Bradley, Feb. 24).•Freshman Rebecca Chung has been one of Louisville’s top hitters throughout the season. She leads the team with 12 multi-RBI games. Her three-run double in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 10-9 win over No. 3/3 Florida State (April 8). She also threw out a school-record four base stealers in that game.      • Earned ACC Co-Player of the Week honors on April 9.      • Put together 10-game hitting streak (March 8-23).      • Her two-run double in the fifth put the Cards ahead for good in the 11-10 win over Georgia Tech to ensure the series sweep (April 21).• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads the team in wins. She got the win in the circle and registered the game-winning hit against No. 24/23 Kentucky (April 17). The University of Louisville softball is set to begin NCAA postseason play this weekend when the Cardinals travel to Evanston, Ill., to face Southern Illinois in the opening game of the Evanston Regional Friday at 1 p.m. (ET) at Northwestern’s Sharon Drysdale Field. Tickets Host No. 18/17 and the No. 16 overall sead Northwestern will take on Detroit Mercy in the other first round game Friday at 3:30 p.m. Hensley is a dual threatFor the fourth straight season, Megan Hensley stands among the Cardinals’ leaders both in the circle and at the plate. The senior leads the pitching staff with four shutouts and stands second in ERA (3.06), strikeouts (89) and innings pitched (101.1).• She also leads the Cards with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs.• Hensley is ranked among UofL’s top 10 in several pitching and hitting categories. Hensley record Watch: A lot of themMegan Hensley has entered Louisville’s top career list in several categories.• Tied for first for grand slams with four, along with Lacy Wood (2003-06).• Fifth with nine career saves and needs one more to tie for fourth with Tori Collins (2009-12).• Third in career RBI (172) with Alicja Wolny (2010-13). She needs twomore to tie Courtney Moore (2011-14) for second.• Third in career home runs (37) and needs one more to tie Chelsea Bemis for second (2008-11).• Seventh in career appearances (121). Tori Collins (2009-12) stands sixth at 142.• Seventh in career games started in the circle (84). Carlisa Connell (2011-14) is sixth with 98.• Seventh in career innings pitched (534.1). Caralisa Connell is sixth with 608.0.• Seventh in career wins (50). Jessica Rak (2000-03) stands in sixth place with 65 victories.• Eighth in career strikeouts (367), Aja Sherman (2002-05) is seventh with 463.• Tied for eighth in career complete games (32). Needs nine more to move into a tie for seventh with Aja Sherman (2002-05).• Tied for tenth in career complete shutouts (10). Needs three more to move into a tie for seventh with Caralisa Connell (2011-14).• Tenth in career walks (offensively) with (62). Needs five more to tie Whitney Arion (2012-15) for eighth. The Weekend AheadDATES: May 17-19, 2019LOCATION: Evanston, Ill.VENUE: Sharon Drysdale FieldTELEVISION: ESPN3ANNOUNCERS: Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play), Jennie Ritter (analysis) Live scoring The winner of the Evanston Regional will advance to a Super Regional to play the winner of the Norman Regional which features the overall No. 1 seed Oklahoma, UMBC, Wisconsin and Notre Dame. NCAA Evanston Regional ScheduleFriday, May 17Game 1: Southern Illinois vs. Louisville, 1 p.m. (ESPN3)Game 2: Detroit Mercy at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Saturday, May 18Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2 p.m.Game 4: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 4:30 p.m.Game 5: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3, 7 p.m.Sunday, May 19Game 6: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5, 2:00 p.m.Game 7*: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6, 4:30 p.m.*If necessaryAll times Eastern Funke, Melton earn Academic All-district honorsCelene Funke and Sidney Melton have been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Softball Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both are now eligible for Academic All-America® consideration which recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.• Funke (Carmel, Ind.) takes home her second straight Academic All-District honors. The junior carries a 4.0 GPA in finance and will earn her degree in May 2019. She leads the team with 46 runs and stands second with a .330 batting average and 27 stolen bases. Additionally, the speedy centerfielder leads the nation and holds Louisville’s single-season record with 12 triples.• Funke was named a Google Cloud Academic All-District® All-American in 2018.• Melton, a senior from Columbus, Ohio also picks her second Academic All-District honor after earning the award in 2016. The third baseman carries a 3.92 GPA in exercise science and is set to graduate in May 2019. The two-time all-ACC selection leads the team with a .341 batting average and a school-record 33 stolen bases. She also stands second on the squad with 43 runs and third with a career-best 32 RBIs. The Aprile Era2019 marks the first season under new head coach Holly Aprile following the retirement of Sandy Pearsall, who began the program in 2000. Aprile is the second head coach in Louisville softball history.• Prior to her arrival at Louisville, Aprile, 2018 ACC Coach of the Year spent 10 seasons (2009-18) as Pittsburgh’s head coach and five years (2004-08) as an assistant. In 2018, she earned ACC Coach of the Year honors after leading the Panthers to the 2018 ACC Coastal Division title and a runner-up finish in the conference tournament. Louisville No. 36 in NCAA RPILouisville appears at No. 36 in the NCAA most recent RPI report staying in the same spot as last week.• UofL is no stranger to facing quality competition and this season is no different with 24 of its 53 games against teams in the top 50.• Below is a list of Louisville’s 2019 opponents who are included among the NCAA’s top 50 in the RPI followed by the Cardinals’ record against them this season.4. Florida State: 2-111. Northwestern: 0-312. Michigan: 1-115. Tennessee: 0-116. Kentucky: 1-021. Auburn: 0-123. North Carolina: 1-325. Virginia Tech: 1-232. Missouri: 1-033. Notre Dame: 1-237. Lipscomb: 0-142. Cal State Fullerton: 1-049. Indiana: 1-0 Balanced pitchingAll three of Louisville’s starting pitchers have evenly contributed to the team’s success in the circle.• Redshirt freshman Taylor Roby (13-4) leads the team in wins and ERA (2.62).• Senior Megan Hensley (9-3) has collected a team-high four shutouts and stands second with a 3.04 ERA.• Sophomore Danielle Watson (11-14) is holding opponents to a .226 average. She leads the Cardinals with 152 strikeouts in 146.0 innings. Cardinal Quick Hits• Louisville (33-21) earned an at-large bid to the Evanston Regional. The Cards are the No. 2 seed in the region and will take on Southern Illinois in the opening game Friday at 1 p.m. (ET).• This marks Louisville’s 14th NCAA regional appearance and first since 2016.• Louisville has posted nine wins against teams in the 2019 NCAA Tournament (Florida State, Michigan, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Missouri, Notre Dame, Cal State Fullerton).•The Cards posted a 12-12 mark in ACC play, finishing the regular season third in the league’s Atlantic Division behind Florida State (19-5) and Notre Dame (18-6) while ranking fifth in the overall ACC standings. • Redshirt senior Sidney Melton was selected to the All-ACC second team, marking the second straight season she has earn all-conference honors. Charley Butler and Rebecca Chung were named to the ACC All-Freshman team.• Louisville is led at the plate by Melton who is batting .341 and has reached safely in the last 18 games. Melton has career-best, and school record, 33 stolen bases.• Junior Celene Funke paces the team with 46 runs.• Funke leads the nation in triples with 12 and owns Louisville’s single season record in that category. Louisville leads the nation in triples per game.• In the circle, redshirt freshman Taylor Roby leads team with a 13-4 record and a 2.62 ERA.• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 102 stolen bases in 117 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68 (95 attempts), set in the 2010 season• With the win in the opening game of the Georgia Tech series, head coach Holly Aprile collected her 300th career victory.• The Cardinals’ 7-2 win in game two marked their 30th victory of the season, extending the program’s streak to 16 straight seasons with 30 or more wins.• Louisville finished the season with a 16-5 record at Ulmer Stadium.• The 2019 campaign marks Louisville’s 20th season as a program and first under new head coach Holly Aprile’s tutelage. Funke and Melton deliver a 1-2 punch• Celene Funke has spent the majority of the season as Louisville’s leadoff hitter followed by Sidney Melton – the combination has proven to be very effective for the Cards. Between the two of them, they have produced 89 runs and 60 stolen bases. Story Links Melton earns ACC Postgraduate ScholarshipSidney Melton was among 52 recipients of the 2019 Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship Award announced on Thursday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.• The Weaver-James-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker postgraduate scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient will receive $6,000 toward his or her graduate education. Those honored have performed with distinction in both the classroom and their respective sport, while demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. Detroit MercySeries Record: Teams have not metScouting the Titans: Detroit Mercy is making its first NCAA appearance after winning the 2019 Horizon League Championship under Horizon League Coach of the Year John Conway. The Titans (31-26) entered the conference tournament as the No. 2 seed after posting a 16-8 in league play and defeated top-seeded UIC twice on the final day of the championship to claim the title and earn the automatic bid.• Ashley Mauser was named Horizon League Pitcher of the Year and was joined by catcher Jordan Manno, Liz Murphy and Courtney Gilbert on the all-conference first team. McKenna Tanguay was selected to the all-freshman team. • Manno leads the team with a .346 batting average while Courtney Gilbert follows at a .312 clip with a team-best eight home runs and 32 RBIs.•Murphy (11-13) carries a team-best 2.16 ERA while Mauser (18-10) holds a 2.17 ERA with 184 Ks in 177.2 innings and seven shutouts. CARDS AGAINST THE FIELDSouthern IllinoisSeries Record: SIU leads 1-0Last Meeting: March 4, 2000 – SIU won 1-0 in Carbondale.Scouting the Salukis: Led by head coach Kerri Blaylock, Southern Illinois (33-13, 17-6 Missouri Valley) is making its 12th NCAA appearance with its last trip coming in 2017. The Salukis earned an at-large bid after reaching the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Championship and posting a runner-up finish in the regular season.•SIU ranks third nationally in fielding percentage and led the Missouri Valley Conference in batting average while tying a school record with 17 conference wins. Southern Illinois entered the selection show with an RPI of 42.• Six Salukis earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors with catcher Katelyn Massa tabbed Defensive Player of the Year and Ashley Wood being named Freshman of the Year. Maddy Vermajan, Jenny Jansen, Brianna Jones and Jordan Spicer were also named to the all-league teams.• Jansen leads the Salukis with a .393 batting average while Wood follows at .352 with a team-best nine home runs and 44 RBIs.• Jones (23-9) carries a 2.00 ERA with 133 strikeouts in 182.1 innings. Cards swiping records• As a team, Louisville has registered a program-record 102 stolen bases  in 117 attempts on the season. The previous record was 68, set in the 2010 season. Up lastLouisville built a 3-0 lead, but North Carolina plated nine unanswered runs – including a six-run fifth inning – to beat the Cardinals 9-3 in the ACC Championship quarterfinals Thursday at JoAnne Graf Stadium.• Senior Megan Hensley paced the Cardinals with two hits, including a home run, and two RBIs while sophomore Maddy Newman went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Cards at the plate.• Danielle Watson took the loss after giving up eight earned runs on seven hits and striking out two in 4.0 innings. Cards reach 30-win mark for 16th straight seasonOn April 21, the Cardinals defeated Georgia Tech 7-2 to clinch the ACC series and reach their 30th win of the season.• Louisville has now posted 30 or more victories in 16 straight seasons (dating back to 2004). The Cards have posted at least 30 wins 18 times in the 20-year history of the program with a record-setting 55 victories in 2012.Louisville Softball Year-by-Year Breakdown2019…………………………………………………………. 33-212018…………………………………………………………. 33-202017…………………………………………………………. 31-192016*……………………………………………………….. 35-172015*……………………………………………………….. 30-192014*……………………………………………………….. 36-222013*……………………………………………………….. 47-132012*………………………………….. 55-5 (program-best)2011*……………………………………………………….. 38-202010*……………………………………………………….. 41-192009*……………………………………………………….. 48-112008*……………………………………………………….. 31-232007*……………………………………………………….. 37-252006*……………………………………………………….. 45-112005*……………………………………………………….. 43-202004* ………………………………………………………. 41-192003…………………………………………………………. 24-262002…………………………………………………………. 27-282001…………………………………………………………. 40-262000…………………………………………………………. 36-26* Earned NCAA Regional bid Evanston Regional Central Home sweet homeLouisville compiled a 16-5record at Ulmer Stadium this season with three wins over ranked opponents (No. 3/3 Florida State twice and No. 24/23 Kentucky).• The Cards went 4-0 in their home-opening Cardinal Classic and followed with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State. UofL continued it perfect home record by taking the first two games of the ACC series against Syracuse but fell 4-2 in eight innings to the Orange. The Cards resumed their winning ways with a 5-2 victory over Indiana. Louisville suffered another extra-inning setback when Lipscomb prevailed 5-4 in eight. Louisville’s fourth loss came at the hands of No. 3/3 Florida State on April 6. Cards by the numbers1 – Louisville needs one more triple to tie a school record for triples in a season (31).2 – Megan Hensley needs two more RBIs to move into a tie for second on Louisville’s career list – she currently has 172.12 – Celene Funke leads the nation with 12 triples (and owns Louisville’s single-season record).14 – Louisville is making its 14th NCAA appearance – and first since 2016.15 – Kyra Snyder has reached safely in 15 straight games.16 – Louisville has won at least 30 games in 16 straight seasons.18 – Sidney Melton has reached safely in 18 straight games.33 – Sidney Melton owns the school record with 33 stolen bases (and counting).37 – Megan Hensley has 37 career home runs and needs one more to move into a tie for second on Louisville’s career home run list.102 – Louisville has a school record 102 stolen bases on the season, shattering the previous record of 68. Melton record watch: stolen base editionSidney Melton set a school record with four stolen bases in the 8-0 win over Morehead State on March 12.• With her stolen base against NC State on May 3, she took sole possession of Louisville’s single-season record with 29 and extended the tally to 33 on the season.• She now has 66 stolen bases in her career, placing her second on Louisville’s all-time list. Audrey Rendon (2004-07) holds the record with 82. UofL dedicates Don Dobina FieldThe University of Louisville softball team named its field Don Dobina Field at Ulmer Stadium to honor the legacy of local softball coach, donor and UofL alum Don Dobina. The ceremony took place just prior to the game against Kentucky on April 17.• Dobina, who passed away in 2016, was an avid supporter of the University of Louisville softball program and an advocate of the sport throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky for nearly 30 years. Cardiac Cards In the month of April, the Cardinals came out on the winning end of a quite a few dramatic games.•On April 8, the Cards used a walk-off double by Rebecca Chung to upend No. 3/3 Florida State, handing the Seminoles their first ACC series loss since 2012.•On April 17, Taylor Roby’s walk-off single in the seventh lifted the Cards to a 8-7 win after No. 24/23 Kentucky plated two runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game. The win snapped a three-game skid against the Wildcats.• On April 21, Louisville overcame deficits of 5-0 and 10-6 to complete a series sweep of Georgia Tech while under time constraints due to the Yellow Jackets’ travel.      • In a game which featured three lead changes and a tie and 21 combined runs, Louisville used a late-inning rally to take the lead for good, entering the bottom of the fifth trailing 10-8 with 15 minutes remaining before the game was called, Megan Hensley delivered a two-out single and scored on Roby’s double to cut the lead to one. Ferguson walked to help set up Chung’s two-run double which made the score 11-10. The game was called due to a drop-dead time in the top of the sixth inning.• On April 23, the Cardinals were down 4-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh at Marshall. Then, Celene Funke doubled and scored on a triple by Sidney Melton and Megan Hensley followed with a double of her own to put Louisville ahead 5-4. Three Cards earn acc honorsRedshirt senior Sidney Melton was selected to the second team while Charley Butler and Rebecca Chung were named to the All-Freshman team.• Melton takes home her second straight All-ACC nod after earning first team honors last season. The 2019 preseason All-ACC selection posted a .388 batting average with 17 runs, 31 hits, 13 RBIs with 18 stolen bases against ACC opponents. She owns the school record for stolen bases in a game (4) and season (32).• Butler led the team with a .407 average in 18 conference games. The freshman outfielder tallied 10 runs, seven RBIs and seven stolen bases in conference play before being sidelined by injury.• Chung batted .263 against league opponents with two home runs, four doubles and 12 RBIs. The freshman catcher also set a school record with four runners caught stealing in the series-clinching 10-9 win against Florida State.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Gurung Giri give Hills a miss cops nab two Bimal faction members

first_imgDarjeeling: Bimal Gurung and Roshan Giri finally decided to give the Hills a miss, fearing arrest. Meanwhile, two members from the Bimal camp who had arrived from Delhi, were picked up by the police at Bagdogra Airport.Speculations were rife in the Hills that Gurung would try to stage a comeback using the Supreme Court order as a shield. The Supreme Court on Wednesday had ordered Gurung and others to file a petition at the Calcutta High Court in the next four days and stated that no coercive action should be taken against them till then. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataGiri claimed in a social media message on Thursday morning that they were returning home at 2pm. He also asked supporters to be present at Bagdogra Airport. With news of Gurung’s plans to return, police presence was beefed up. Top cops of Darjeeling Police and Siliguri Metropolitan Police were present at Bagdogra. According to information, Gurung and 8 others were booked in two flights. The list included Roshan Giri, Anmol Thapa, Nima Tamang, Sanjit Subedi, Phup Namgyal Bhutia, Yogendra Pradhan, Bidraman Golay and Bal Krishna Thapa. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe AirAsia flight landed at around 12:30 pm in Bagdogra, but Gurung and his men were not there. In the meantime, posters were put up in Darjeeling by the Yuva Morcha, threatening to stop Gurung from returning to the Hills. Tshering Dahal, president, Gorkha Janmukti Nari Morcha, said: “While people were suffering in the Hills during the strife in 2017, Gurung and his men were enjoying in Delhi. Now that it is peaceful and normalcy has returned, he is trying to disturb the peace and tranquility. We will not allow him to do that.” The IndiGo flight landed at around 2:20 pm. Though Gurung and Giri were not there, Yogendra Pradhan along with one Rohan Rai of the Bimal camp arrived in that flight. The duo was immediately nabbed by the waiting police and taken to Phansidewa police station. They have been detained. B P Bajgain, spokesperson, GJM (Bimal faction) in a press conference in Siliguri remarked that Gurung and the others were all set to arrive in Bagdogra and then would file a petition in the Circuit Bench of the Calcutta High Court in Jalpaiguri. “However, we got inputs that there could be clashes in the Hills. In order to maintain peace and tranquility we asked him not to come. Our party does not believe in violence and hence it was cancelled,” claimed Bajgain. The spokesperson further said that legal experts are being consulted to decide on the future course of action. Meanwhile Binoy Tamang, president, GJM, said: “Their return will in no way affect us politically as the public will not accept them now.” Goutam Deb, president, TMC district committee, Darjeeling, stated that the BJP is trying to create unrest and strife in the Hills, using Gurung.last_img read more

Urgent repairs near Manchester Piccadilly leading to delays on railway and trains

first_imgRead MoreSevern Trent say thaw is causing water supply problems in Rugby and Birmingham A Virgin Trains spokesman said: “Due to urgent repairs to the track between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby fewer trains are able to run on some lines towards Rugby. “Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or diverted via Northampton.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRailway passengers taking trains to and from Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport station face disruption as emergency repairs take place on the track. A number of trains are cancelled with more delayed – with issues expected to continue until 8pm while the work takes place. A National Rail spokesman said: “Emergency engineering works near Manchester Piccadilly is causing disruption to trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport / Manchester Airport. “As a result, services between these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised.” Railway services affected that connect Stoke-on-Trent and other areas of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire to Manchester Piccadilly include CrossCounty, Virgin Trains and Northern. Other services which are affected, including Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains and TransPennine Express do not run trains to North Staffordshire – although some operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. A Northern Rail spokesman said: “Due to a fault found on the infrastructure that requires urgent attention, we are having to run trains on a reduced number of tracks whilst the engineers attend site and fix the fault on the track. “As a result this means we are not able to run all our trains until further notice between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly. Trains cancelled between Manchester Airport and Manchester PiccadillyManchester Piccadilly (departing xx:14)-Manchester Airport (arriving xx:36)Manchester Airport (departing xx:46)-Manchester Piccadilly (arriving xx:11) Read MoreMystery surrounds discovery of Staffordshire man’s body 300 miles away in Scotland “Please listen for station announcements for amendments to train services, as some other rail operator train services are also affected and may be amended.” Virgin Trains said: “Due to urgent repairs to the track between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport, trains have to run at reduced speed on the line towards Stockport.” More trains are also affected by separate emergency repairs between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby in the south of the country – a stretch of railway track that connects North Staffordshire trains to London Euston. Railway services affected by urgent repairs in Greater ManchesterThe following trains are affected by today’s disruption: CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Bournemouth. Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe / Chester / Alderley Edge / Stoke-on-Trent / Buxton and between Preston and Hazel Grove and finally between Preston / Southport / Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport. Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Milford Haven / Tenby / Carmarthen and between Llandudno and Manchester Airport. East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich. last_img read more

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first_imgSiemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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National Theater exhibit Luces y sombras a journey into the unconscious

first_img Lindsay Fendt Like our dreams, some parts of Piza’s works are lucid and tangible, while others are hazy and cryptic. The scenes have their own logic and private references, and we are doomed to never understand them fully. In short, we have to decide what we’re looking at, just as the psychoanalyst may puzzle out the significance of our nocturnal imaginings. Piza overtly suggests the unconscious in “Ensoñación” (“Reverie”), in which a troubled-looking man peaks his eye through a blanket.It is impossible not to think of Salvador Dalí, the master of visual weirdness, except that Piza is tamer, quieter, exchanging skulls and melting clocks for clotheslines and trees and ladders. Piza’s worldview is more subdued than Dalí’s, and far friendlier. Indeed, most people would never choose to display Dalí’s disturbing nude portrait, “In Voluptas Mors,” in their den. Yet Piza’s “Cuerpos” is also a group female nude that could agreeably hang anywhere. The bodies in question are pensive women, looking away from us, humble yet unselfconscious. Piza seems to have a healthy grasp of the feminine form, an art-school appreciation for human curvature. All of Piza’s work is similarly inoffensive.Here is the most welcoming fact of “Luces y Sombras”: They aren’t very big. Size doesn’t matter in art, but these pieces are about the dimensions of your bathroom mirror, which means they are easy to place in a typical house. For that matter, everything about these pieces is fit for a middle class living room – they’re abstract but not confusing, surreal but not repellent, honest but not aggressive. Wherever these pieces end up, they will likely engage generations of houseguests. The portraits will neither shock nor bore, but inspire passersby to ask, Hmm, I wonder what’s going on here?What would Piza do with a larger canvas? How would these dreams evolve, given more room? As Dalí became more famous, his canvases grew, and so did his vision. At the moment, Piza’s work is just fine. She’s skilled and authentic, and that’s all she needs to be. But with such imagination, Piza deserves some extra dreamscape.“Luces y Sombres” continues through Dec. 7. José Luis López Gallery, National Theater, San José. Info: teatronacional.go.cr. Facebook Comments If Carl Jung were still alive and decided to stop into the José Luis López Gallery, he would probably spend hours gazing at María Fernanda Piza’s drawings and acrylic paintings, analyzing them for subconscious meaning. Piza’s style is inherently dreamy, like windows into the artist’s REM state. Set against the bistro atmosphere of the National Theater’s Alma de Café, you may find yourself pondering them over a cup of gourmet coffee.Piza’s series is called “Luces y Sobras” (“Lights and Darks”), but I suggest you ignore the title, because it seems misplaced. Her aesthetic is a mix of surreal images and abstract shapes. The geometry is often angular and overlapping, like a Cubist traffic jam. But look closer and you’ll see a collage of smaller scenes, which blend together mysteriously: A woman in a Victorian gown struts past pillars, leafless branches stretch morosely—and is that a line of ducks? By María Fernanda Piza. Related posts:‘Black Light’ troupe plays National Theater ‘The Nutcracker’ pirouettes into the National Theater National Theater announces 2012 lineup Da Vinci score to be realized at National Theaterlast_img read more

Order to kill Russian ambassador in Ankara came from the north

first_imgThe green light for the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara Andrei Karlov in December last year was given in the north, reports said on Tuesday.According to Turkish newspaper, Sabah online, citing the Ankara Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor, which was investigating the murder, the off-duty officer Mevlut Mert Altintas took the “green light” for the assassination from the ‘Five Feto big brothers’ when they met in a hotel in the north.‘Feto’ is the name by which those loyal to Turkish preacher Fethullah Gülen are referred in Turkey. The US-based Gulen was blamed by rival President Tayyip Erdogan for the failed coup against him a year ago next month.Six months later, in December 2016, Karlov was shot in the back and killed as he gave a speech at an Ankara art gallery by Altintas who shouted “Don’t forget Aleppo” and “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire. He was shot dead by members of Turkey’s special forces after killing the ambassador.Sabah said that a list including the names of the ‘Five Feto big brothers’ was prepared in Ankara, and that one of them is a university academic who lives in the north.According to the paper, before going to the hotel to take the order for the assassination, Altintas had a phone conversation with them through the ‘Facetime app.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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