Bryan Cranston Wraps Up Day Two Of His FirstEver USO Tour

first_imgNew York Times best-selling author and award-winning actor, screenwriter, director and producer Bryan Cranston visited with more than 1,300 service members and officially wrapped up day two of his first-ever USO tour.Bryan Cranston During USO Tour of Germany and UKCredit/Copyright: Fred GreavesCranston is spending a week visiting with servicemen and women, exploring military work sites and bringing his New York Times best-selling memoir “A Life in Parts” to life. Having already rounded out a USO visit to U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach (July 24) and Ramstein Air Base (July 25), Cranston is now making his way to three more military bases this week, to include U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden (July 26); Royal Air Force Alconbury (July 27); as well as Royal Air Force Mildenhall and Royal Air Force Lakenheath (July 29).• As part of his USO activities on the ground, Cranston has greeted military medical staff, toured a flight line, visited a working dog unit, participated in a military theater group discussion and ventured inside multiple military aircraft. • Cranston capped off the day with his first of four “An Evening with Bryan Cranston” USO shows. Centered around his memoir, “A Life in Parts,” Cranston is sharing insights on what led him to acting and his various roles, as well as participating in a rousing Q&A with troops. • Not a stranger to America’s armed forces, Cranston, himself, has ties to military service. His father was a pilot in the U.S. Navy and his mother was in the U.S. Coast Guard, with both parents having served in World War II. • Best known for his portrayal of ‘Walter White’ in the AMC drama “Breaking Bad” and ‘Hal’ on the popular Fox comedy series “Malcolm in the Middle,” Cranston has built a reputation as a talented actor in both drama and comedy on both the big and small screens. He is a four-time Emmy Award winner, Golden Globe Award winner, Tony Award winner and Academy Award nominee. Cranston went on to write a memoir, “A Life in Parts,” which quickly became a New York Times best seller. • Among some of his feature film credits are “All The Way,” “Trumbo,” “Wakefield,” Why Him?,” “The Infiltrator,” “Godzilla,” “Argo,” “Drive,” “Contagion,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Larry Crown” and “That Thing You Do!,” among others. He has also lent his voice to DreamWorks Animation films “Kung Fu Panda 3” and “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” Cranston will next star in “Last Flag Flying” and “Untouchable.”last_img read more

Morocco Received 7 Billion in Remittances in 2016

Rabat – Remittance inflow to Morocco reached more than $7 billion in 2016, coming mostly from France, Spain, and Italy, US Pew Research Center finds.In a report entitled “Global Remittance Flows in 2016,” the think tank said that Morocco’s remittances from France in 2016 amounted to $2.17 billion, followed by Spain at $1.75 billion.Italy ranked third at $975 million, while Belgium ranked fourth at $482 million and inflow from the Netherlands amounted to $424 million. Israel was the fifth-highest contributing country, with remittances reaching $379 million. The report revealed that remittances sent from Germany to Morocco amounted to $301 million, while those from the United States amounted to $175 million, followed by Canada at $109 million.Meanwhile, Morocco sent $99 million in remittance outflow in 2016. Morocco’s main remittance recipient is France at  $61 million, followed by Algeria at $17 million, according to the center.Italy ranked third, receiving $7 million, followed by Lebanon at $5 million, Jordan at $4 million, Yemen at $2 million, and Saudi Arabia at $1 million.Globally, an estimated $574 billion was remitted by percent migrants to their home countries in 2016. This represents a decrease of 1 percent from 2015, when the amount was at $581 billion.This is the first drop in remittances since the global financial crisis of 2007-2008.Nevertheless, remittances are expected to double their rate from the previous decade, characterized by the global economic crisis of the late 2000s. read more

Morocco to Play 3 More PreWorld Cup Friendly Games

Rabat – Morocco’s national football team will play three additional pre-World Cup friendly games, according to the Royal Football Federation (FRMF). The Atlas Lions will battle the Ukrainian, Estonian, and Slovakian teams only a week before the kickoff for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Today, FRMR published the schedule for the pre-World Cup friendly games that the Moroccan team will play before the official games of the world’s premier tournament.  The Atlas Lions will battle Ukraine in Switzerland on May 30, while the second friendly game against Slovakia will also take place in Switzerland, on June 4.The third friendly game will be played in Estonia against the local national football team on June 9.The Moroccan team has already played two pre-World Cup friendly matches against Serbia and Uzbekistan, winning 2-1 and 2-0 respectively. These friendlies are aimed at testing and evaluating the team’s weaknesses and strengths.When the tournament begins on June 14, the Atlas Lions will first battle Iran on June 15. The team will face Portugal in their second game on June 20, while the final first-round match for Morocco will be against Spain on June 25. read more

Mexican President urges UN to reform Security Council step up action against

Underscoring that the veto power belonging to the Council’s five permanent members must not be used for national ends, he supported France’s initiative to restrict the veto in cases of serious violations of international law and war crimes. President Peña Nieto went on to recall the long history of collaboration between his country and the United Nations and noted, for example, its decision to participate in peacekeeping operations and Mexico’s efforts to bolster humanitarian assistance.Turning to the situation of migrants, he said movements of people in search of a better life was the norm in today’s world, however, in all continents, the migrant experience had been one of risks, discrimination, and abuse, made worse by ignorance, racism or pure political opportunism. “Let us not allow that injustice to continue,” he urged, adding that the world community must be united in its effort to create a global scheme to protect migrants’ rights. Millions of migrants required a global response – a response that should come from the United Nations. President Peña Nieto said that humanity must also reassess its vision of the global drug problem, which required a more just and humane international response. During the Assembly’s special session next year, there must be a collective willingness to “reverse inertia” and develop people-centred policies. Keeping a watchful eye over the principles that gave birth to the United Nations was the responsibility of all, he said, urging Member States to work together to build a better future. read more

No 7 Michigan rolls past No 11 North Carolina 8467

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Charles Matthews had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Zavier Simpson spearheaded another impressive defensive effort by No. 7 Michigan, which rolled to an 84-67 victory over No. 11 North Carolina on Wednesday night.Jordan Poole scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half for the Wolverines (7-0), who led 39-35 at halftime and then shut down the Tar Heels’ fast-paced offence for a while. North Carolina (6-2) came in averaging 96.6 points per game, but Michigan was allowing half that at 48.3. The Tar Heels ended up between those two extremes, but a good deal closer to the lower number.Michigan outscored North Carolina 34-16 in the first 12:13 of the second half. At times, just getting a shot to the rim felt like an accomplishment for the Tar Heels. An alley-oop dunk by Jon Teske put the Wolverines up 49-39, causing North Carolina to take a timeout. Matthews provided an even more emphatic highlight later on, slamming home an offensive rebound while drawing a foul.Matthews completed that three-point play to make it 56-42, and then Teske and Matthews blocked shots at the other end. A 3-pointer by Poole made it 63-43.Michigan led 73-51 before North Carolina went on an 11-0 run. Matthews halted that with a 3-pointer.North Carolina was sharp offensively early, taking a 21-11 lead, but the Wolverines responded with a 19-4 run that included 10 points by Iggy Brazdeikis. Michigan closed the half on a bright note as well. Matthews sank a 3-pointer, then the 7-foot-1 Teske dove on the floor to secure a loose ball, helping set up a 3 by Poole in the final seconds.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina: The Tar Heels were on the road — and they’re certainly not alone in losing big to Michigan this season. Villanova fell by 27 to the Wolverines at home. But this was an ugly night for North Carolina, which started well on the offensive end and still ended up shooting 39 per cent for the game.Michigan: The Wolverines probably wish the NCAA Tournament started now. Matthews had a terrific all-around game at both ends of the court, and Michigan showed yet again that it can shut down even a talented offensive team for extended stretches.POLL IMPLICATIONSMichigan has the win over Villanova and this rout. If the Wolverines make it through the rest of the week without a loss, they could move up a few spots, depending on what teams above them do. North Carolina figures to drop after a second loss in seven days.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels host UNC Wilmington on Wednesday night.Michigan: The Wolverines open their Big Ten schedule at home against Purdue on Saturday.___More AP college basketball: and Trister, The Associated Press read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State to take on Minnesota with a Big Ten

Ohio State redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper (15) looks to pass to a teammate in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ semifinal game against Rutgers on March 2 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Ohio State beat Rutgers 82-57. Credit: Alyssia Graves | Assistant Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — The top-seeded Ohio State women’s basketball team is in familiar territory yet again. Following its second victory of the season against Rutgers, the Buckeyes have a chance to claim a second victory versus fourth-seeded Minnesota. Ohio State (25-6, 13-3 Big Ten) will play Minnesota (23-7, 11-5 Big Ten) at 6 p.m. Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament with a shot to play in the conference championship game on the line. This matchup will be the second time these teams meet this season. When the two teams played on Jan. 4, the Buckeyes beat the Golden Gophers 91-75.Minnesota has a core four of productive players who average at least 13 points per game. One of the core four, freshman guard Destiny Pita, scored 38 points in the team’s earlier matchup against the Buckeyes.Her presence will pose a problem for Ohio State if senior guard Asia Doss, who is the Buckeyes’ best perimeter defender, is not available to play due to a sprained ankle. Doss suffered the injury in her final regular-season game against Penn State.Doss was not cleared to play against Rutgers in the quarterfinals, ending her streak of 134-straight games played. She is considered day-to-day and will need medical clearance in order to return. Doss said her ankle felt 95 percent healthy, but she was being held out for precautionary reasons.“It’s day-by-day, they don’t wanna risk anything crazy,” Doss said. “Especially with the NCAA Tournament coming up. I’m a senior, they wanna make sure I’m still there. We still wanna win this and I feel like we can, for sure.”  In the previous meeting between the two teams, Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell had 21 points, but went just 7-of-22. Redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga shot 11-for-15 and racked up 25 points in Ohio State’s victory.With Doss out of the lineup, Mitchell has even more of a control of the ball than usual.“She did the same thing she always does, she’s Kelsey Mitchell,” Doss said. “I think she did it really well. I feel like they did really well as a group honestly, because they were still getting assists, moving the ball, they played good defense too.”The Golden Gophers outlasted Iowa forward Megan Gustafson’s 48 points in a 90-89 victory against the Hawkeyes in the quarterfinals. Minnesota’s two leading scorers, redshirt junior guard Kenisha Bell and senior guard Carlie Wagner, combined for 53 points in the game.Minnesota has won six of its past seven games. Two of those wins came against teams that were ranked at the time — then-No. 23 Michigan and then-No. 10 Maryland.If Ohio State beats the Golden Gophers, it will get its shot a chance for the Big Ten Tournament championship. The Buckeyes would play the winner of Saturday night’s game between second-seeded Maryland and  third-seeded Nebraska. read more

The soughtafter areas that could see an influx of new homes Is

first_imgResidents in highly sought-after home county towns could well have an influx of new neighbours if the Government’s new housing plans are to be believed. Families living in some of England’s most popular housing hotspots will be forced to accept more homes being built near them to tackle the housing crisis, The Telegraph reported yesterday. This would involve new rules that would force councils to increase their housing targets, which will be revealed in the coming weeks. With the exception of urban areas…center_img Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said that he wants communities which have benefited from soaring property prices to play their part in solving the housing crisis. Which areas are most in demand?last_img read more

Mater Hospital refutes suggestions of operating a CRC phantom fund

first_imgUpdated at 11.12pmTHE MATER HOSPITAL has ‘absolutely refuted’ suggestions that it held a multi-million euro pension fund on behalf of the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) that didn’t exist, and say it is superannuation scheme.It follows a heated exchange in the Public Accounts committee this afternoon in which former CRC chief executive Paul Kiely said that the organisation is paying the hospital €660,000 a year to administer the fund, although he was unaware of whether it actually existed.In a statement this evening, the Mater Hospital explained that this fund is part of the Voluntary Hospital Superannuation Scheme.They said that it is “in line with Public Sector pension policy, whereby all pensions are funded from current revenues, as is the case with all Public Hospitals”.The statement explained the arrangement is due to a legacy issue which first arose in the 1970′s.The CRC was unable to receive funds from the Department of Health as it was not classed as a hospital.The decision was made to route funds through the nearest hospital “in order to overcome this difficulty”.However, the hospital says this arrangement changed in the early 2000′s The Department of Health altered this approach and decided to no longer pay its CRC funding though the Mater Hospital.However, the CRC staff from that time continued to hold their membership of the Voluntary Hospital’s Superannuation scheme as there was no alternative public sector pension scheme available to them.This scheme has continued for those CRC staff members, currently numbering 181The Mater Hospital have also requested that Paul Kiely correct “his earlier inaccurate reference”. Originally posted at 8.10pm‘Absolute madness’: CRC pays Mater Hospital €660k to administer ‘phantom pension fund’ >last_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_imgAn independent review of the Department of Justice has found that it is driven by a “closed, secretive and silo driven culture”.  Amazon has launched a 3D pinting store for creating personalised items.A Bluetooth-enabled shoe that connects to Google Maps has been developed in India. [TechCrunch]PARTING SHOTColombian artist Diana Beltran Herrera has created these incredibly realistic depictions of different bird species – using paper. [Wired] NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald speaking at today’s publication of the independent review on the Department of Justice and Equality. Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland A woman in costume poses by a coconut stall at London Dungeon’s Carivale show. Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images#UKRAINE: Black boxes from Flight MH17 show shrapnel from a rocket explosion caused the plane to crash.#GAZA: Here is the Jon Snow report on Gaza that sparked a huge reaction online recently. Three children were reportedly killed in Israeli raids on Gaza this evening.#SWARMING: A swarm of insects has grown so large in the US that it can be seen on radar.INNOVATION Gardaí are appealing to the Polish community for help in solving the killing of Patryk Krupa.An estimated 3,780 women in Ireland have undergone female genital mutilation.Two Irish men died in an accident while climbing the Mont Blanc mountain range in France at the weekend Former Fianna Fáil Senator Ivor Callely has been sentenced to five months in prison for making false expenses claims. INTERNATIONAL Israel’s embassy in Ireland has deleted a picture from its social media which depicted Molly Malone in Muslim clothing. Up to 50,000 people in Ireland could be infected by Hepatitis C – though many may not know they have it.last_img read more

Making a Will to be applied in Greece

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram If you live in Greece and you want to make a Will for properties in Greece, you will seek advice from a local lawyer. But if you live outside of Greece and you have property in Greece, making a Will to be applied in Greece requires particular attention on your part, if you want to avoid implementation problems under Greek law and administrative practice.If you have already made a Will in another country, or you are thinking of making one and you have received legal advice in that country on how it is best to draft it, you are good as far as the laws of succession apply in that country, the relevant tax and legal matters and how the beneficiaries of your Will will actually receive their share. However, it is not certain that your last foreign Will and Testament will be 100 per cent applicable in Greece, no matter how well it has been drafted in that foreign country. In most cases the Will, which has been drafted, signed and notarised and/or witnessed in the foreign country, will also be valid in Greece (provided that after the passing of the testator, it is also probated by the court or other authority in that country). But once we start reading the foreign Will in Greece, and we try to explain its provisions to a Greek notary and taxman, the actual implementation of these provisions with regards to assets located in Greece may not be that clear, either due to different laws or the lack of legal notions in Greece, which exist in the other country and vice versa. The first example that comes to mind is the notion of trust. In many countries the creation of a trust with someone’s Will is a simple legal issue. A trust with various terms and conditions is what many lawyers and accountants in some countries advise their client about, especially when the testator wants to leave capital, bank accounts, or a profit-generating company or asset to a spouse, children or grandchildren etc. so that the heirs receive their share not in one lump sum, but throughout the course of several years, or after becoming of age (18 or 21 years old).A Will made outside of Greece, which sets up a trust, will not be easily interpreted and understood in Greece. If the trust takes the money or the assets after the passing of the testator and it is provided that they will give it to the heirs at certain periods of time in the future, under Greek law it may not be very clear who the immediate heir is. If the heir is to get the asset later than the passing of the testator, then who is the immediate heir? In Greek law there is the notion that someone may inherit initially, but with an obligation to pass the asset to someone else after a certain event happens or a certain time passes. But in that case, we would have to consider the trust as the immediate heir, which creates all sorts of legal and practical problems with the Greek tax office, the notary, and the land registry. Another common problem with the interpretation of a foreign Will is when it states that the asset will be given to the heirs not immediately after the passing of the testator, but after a certain period of time, for example when the heir becomes 21 years old (provided at the time of the passing, the heir is younger). In that case, Greek law does not easily understand who will take the asset from the time of passing until the heir reaches the age of 21, if the Will does not indicate further details in writing. In other countries, such as Australia and the USA among others, the answer could possibly be that the asset will be taken by the executor of the Will and it will be given to the heir once they become 21. But a Greek court does not see it as that simple, and quite often Wills with similar provisions are not accepted for implementation and the issue of letters of administration by the Greek court system. In those cases the Will has to pass through a special procedure where the court will have to first interpret the Will before it can be decided who gets the asset, who pays the inheritance tax, to whom the bank will give the balance of the account, who registers the property at the land registry and what happens when the actual heir becomes of age a few years down the road.To avoid all of the above, those who live outside of Greece and want to make a Will in another country must remember to either review their foreign Will with a Greek lawyer so as to identify and fix potential problems under Greek law, or to make another Will, exclusively for their assets in Greece, after they receive advice on Greek inheritance and probate law. For more information, visit or email or* Christos Iliopoulos is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, LL.M.last_img read more

Bactérie mortelle en Allemagne  attention aux concombres espagnols

first_imgBactérie mortelle en Allemagne : attention aux concombres espagnolsLa bactérie responsable de cas d’hémorragie du système digestif déclarés il y a quelques jours en Allemagne proviendrait en fait de concombres importés d’Espagne. Cette bactérie mortelle pourrait également toucher la Suède, le Danemark, le Royaume-Uni et les Pays-Bas.Grâce au système d’alerte rapide pour la nourriture et l’alimentation (RASFF), la Commission européenne a pu mettre en garde les populations contre la propagation d’une bactérie redoutable : l’E.coli enterohémorragique (Eceh). Responsable de syndrome hémolytique et urémique (SHU) le micro-organisme aurait causé la mort d’au moins deux personnes en Allemagne, selon son ministère de la Santé. 214 autres cas pathologiques ont été également déclarés. Il s’agit en grande majorité de femmes (68% des cas). La Suède quant à elle a signalé 10 cas, le Danemark 4, le Royaume-Uni 3 et les Pays-Bas 1, selon les informations divulguées par la Commission.À lire aussiRupture d’anévrisme : définition, symptômes, causes, conséquences, de quoi s’agit-t-il ?Sa provenance a été rapidement identifiée. L’E.coli enterohémorragique a été retrouvée dans trois concombres en provenance d’Espagne ainsi que dans un quatrième curcubitacé qui viendrait probablement des Pays Bas. Selon les autorité, la bactérie pathogène se serait développée dans des exploitations provenant de deux régions espagnoles : les provinces de Malaga et d’Almeria. Les autorités espagnoles à présent sur l’affaire tentent de localiser la source de la contamination afin d’en définir la cause. Une information primordiale qui permettra aux pays d’identifier les lots de concombres contaminés.Par ailleurs, la Commission recommande aux personnes ayant récemment voyagé en Allemagne d’être particulièrement attentives aux symptômes de la maladie à savoir : des diarrhées, du sang dans les selles, des maux de tête et de vives douleurs au ventre. Selon les autorités, la ville d’Hambourg serait le principal foyer de cette épidémie. 300 cas de personnes présentant des troubles possiblement liés à la bactérie ont été relevés. Le 27 mai 2011 à 09:57 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Un problème moteur empêche la capsule Dragon de décoller

first_imgUn problème moteur empêche la capsule Dragon de décollerLa capsule Dragon de l’entreprise Space X n’a pas pu décoller vers la Station spatiale international (ISS) comme prévu en raison d’un problème moteur survenu sur la fusée Falcon 9.Ce n’est qu’à la toute dernière seconde que la fusée Falcon 9, censée emmener la capsule Dragon de la société américaine Space X, n’a pas pu décoller. Comme l’a expliqué la directrice générale de l’entreprise, Gwynne Shotwell, “nous avions un compte à rebours normal jusqu’à une demi-seconde avant le lancement, quand le système de contrôle des moteurs a détecté une pression élevée dans la chambre du moteur numéro 5”.Très attendu, ce lancement était le premier à être réalisé par une société privée et avait déjà été reporté à plusieurs reprises. Toutefois, pour Space X, “il ne s’agit pas d’un échec” a indiqué Mme Shotwell citée par l’AFP. Elle a indiqué que le lancement avait été volontairement annulé et que “cela aurait été un échec si nous avions effectué le lancement avec un moteur” dans cet état. L’entreprise a également précisé dans un communiqué relayé notamment via Twitter avoir “découvert l’origine du problème [une valve défectueuse] et les réparations [le remplacement de la valve] sont en cours”.Selon la société, “ces réparations devraient être achevées ce soir et si les choses se présentent bien, nous serons prêts pour tenter un lancement mardi à 03H44 (07H44 GMT)”. Si un lancement se révèle impossible ce jour-là, une nouvelle fenêtre de tir sera disponible mercredi à 03H22 (07H22 GMT).Le premier vaisseau privé à s’amarrer à l’ISSÀ lire aussiLune, cigarette électronique et intelligence artificielle, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 3 SeptembreLe vol de Dragon, historique puisqu’il s’agira, en cas de succès, du premier vaisseau d’une société privée à s’amarrer à l’avant-poste orbital, doit livrer à la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) 521 kilos de fret, dont des aliments et du matériel de laboratoire, et ramener sur terre 660 kilogrammes de déchets et autres vieux équipements. Elle devrait revenir sur Terre en tombant dans l’océan Pacifique, au large de la Californie. Cela fait une importante différence avec les vaisseaux automatiques russe Progress, européen ATV et japonais HTV dont dépend la NASA, dans la mesure où ceux-ci ne peuvent pas revenir intacts dans l’atmosphère.Le 21 mai 2012 à 10:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Brazil vs Mexico Lineups announced

first_imgFilipe Luis will start in Marcelo’s place for Brazil today as they look to continue their pursuit of a sixth world title by defeating Mexico in today last-16 encounterTite’s side have won 19 of their last 24 games since he took charge two years ago along with an impressive 18 clean sheets.While Marcelo had trained normally yesterday, he will start from the bench and may be used as a substitute later on in the match.Right-back Danilo has recovered from the thigh problem, but has been overlooked in favour of Fagner.Mexico’s 39-year-old captain Rafael Marquez will start for El Tri in this decisive encounter as the side look to avoid a seventh consecutive last-16 exit at the World Cup.Neymar, BrazilNeymar can win the Ballon d’Or, says Ander Herrera Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 An “excited” Ander Herrera believes new Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar is a contender for the Ballon d’Or alongside Kylian Mbappe.However, centre-back Hector Moreno is suspended with Hugo Ayala being called up in his place.The teams are in for #BRAMEX! #WorldCup??????— FIFA World Cup ?? (@FIFAWorldCup) July 2, 2018last_img read more

Barcelona make a sensational late move for Malcom

first_imgThe future of Bordeaux forward Malcom has been handed another thrilling twist with Barcelona having now hi-jacked AS Roma’s move for him by making a late bid of their own, claims Gianluca Di MarzioOn Monday evening, it had been announced by Bordeaux that an agreement had been reached in principle with Roma over the sale of their forward Malcom for a transfer fee of €36m.The Brazilian was expected to arrive at the Italian capital for his medical earlier this week before surprisingly electing to remain in France, despite the fact that Roma supporters had even shown up at the airport to greet him on his arrival.And now it has been revealed that Malcom was advised to remain in France by his representatives after Bordeaux received a superior offer for him by Barcelona.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.After having a third bid rejected for Chelsea winger Willian on Monday, Barcelona have now given up on signing him and have now set their sights on his compatriot.But Roma are determined to sign the Malcom and will even offer Bordeaux an improved deal for the 21-year-old to fend off interest from the Catalan giants.Malcom scored 12 goals and made seven assists in 35 league appearances for Bordeaux last seasonlast_img read more

Dembele to undergo Guangzhou RF medical

first_imgTottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is set to join Chinese club  Guangzhou R&F as he will be travelling to Hong Kong to undergo a medical.Skysports reports Spurs have been receiving several offers from China as Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan tabled an offer which the club accepted but an acceptable offer has now been made by Guangzhou R&FThe Belgium international has spent six-and-a-half-years with Tottenham and it is likely that this window will bring an end to his stay with the North London side as his contract expires at the end of the season.Mousa Dembele backs Gareth Bale’s shock China move Andrew Smyth – July 28, 2019 Mousa Dembele believes his former Tottenham team-mate Gareth Bale will find things “easy” in China and hopes the Real Madrid player makes the move.Dembele has not played for Spurs since November due to an ankle injury and has reportedly been keen on a move to China since the summer.It is still unclear who will replace Dembele at Spurs but the club have been monitoring the likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Donny van de Beek.Tottenham hope to retain their top four position this season.last_img read more

Father missing child abducted by mother in Hialeah found safe in Georgia

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – A Hialeah family is reporting that a child who was abducted by his own mother has been found safe in Thomasville, Georgia at the mother’s home.The father, Roy Stephens, began driving there, late Monday morning to pick up his son, 7-year-old Roy Stephens III.It remains unclear if the mother, Rickquita Wright, will face any charges.Officials had reported the boy was taken from his father’s home along West Sixth Court and 23rd Street, around 8:30 a.m., Saturday.The father holds legal custody of the child.Police said Wright, who resides in Georgia, arrived unannounced at the Hialeah residence. Some time later, she got into a custody argument with the boy’s father, and when he wasn’t looking, snatched their son and drove off.“I opened my doors for her, and this is the thanks I get?” said the grandmother. “That’s unacceptable.” Stephens said, “I gave her the papers saying that I have full custody over him, so … she’d probably think that, ‘OK, he got full custody,’ she wouldn’t do nothing, as far as what she did, and she still did it.”“I miss him. He’s been here all his life, ever since he was 2 years old,” said his grandmother. “I raised him. Me and my son, we raised him.”Officials said the vehicle was also occupied by two unknown males and an unknown female.Hialeah Police released a flier with photos of the boy and his mother in hopes of tracking them down.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

World Tribal Day celebrations held

first_imgOsmania University: World Tribal Day celebrations were held on a grand note here on Friday. Justice Chandra Kumar said governments should strive for protecting the rights of tribals. He spoke on the greatness of their attire and culture. Education and medical services should reach out to them, he urged. Speakers opined that the Telangana government should declare the day as holiday. Anukuri Murali, Prof Gali Vinod Kumar, Prof Nageshwar, students and others were present.last_img

Highlevel USN Korea nuclear talks get underway

first_imgUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo departs after meeting with North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol in New York, US, on 30 May 2018. Photo: ReutersHigh-ranking officials of the United States and North Korea met in New York late on Wednesday in the first of two days of talks about the future of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme and a possible summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, a close aide of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, met for about 90 minutes over dinner and exited without providing any detailed remarks to reporters waiting outside.Pompeo would only say that the dinner “was great” and that the two men dined on “American beef.”It was not yet known whether the two men made any progress toward narrowing long-standing differences between Washington and Pyongyang that could end decades of hostile relations.Earlier in the day, the White House left open the possibility of a Trump-Kim summit on 12 June in Singapore, despite Trump’s cancellation of the meeting just days ago.As the dinner was underway inside an apartment on New York’s East Side, just south of the United Nations, a senior State Department official separately briefed reporters on the high-level talks that were underway.Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, “are trying to get to know each other” following their two initial meetings this year in North Korea, said the US official who asked not to be identified.The official added that before any summit between the two leaders can occur, Pyongyang is “going to have to make clear what they are willing to do” amid demands from Washington that North Korea permanently end its nuclear weapons program.Trump, the official said, “can make a fly or no-fly decision anytime he wants,” referring to the possible unprecedented Singapore summit.If not enough progress is made to lead to a productive meeting between Trump and Kim Jung Un, the official said, “We will ramp up the pressure on them and we’ll be ready for the day that hopefully they are ready.”Shortly before Wednesday’s dinner, Pompeo repeated the Trump administration’s bottom-line demand:“Looking forward to meeting with Kim Yong Chol in New York to discuss @Potus potential summit with Chairman Kim. We are committed to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula @StateDept,” Pompeo said in a Twitter post.Trump last week called off the summit after North Korea expressed anger at comments by senior US officials. But Trump later said he was reconsidering his position and US, North Korean and South Korean officials have gone ahead with summit preparations.The White House said on Wednesday that negotiations at the demilitarised zone along the border between North and South Korea for the summit were going well.Separately on Wednesday at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii, Admiral Harry Harris, the outgoing head of US Pacific Command who is Trump’s pick to be the ambassador to South Korea, said North Korea remained the United States’ most imminent threat. “And a nuclear-capable North Korea with missiles that can reach the United States is unacceptable,” Harris said.Earlier, a US official said negotiations about the summit’s agenda have so far been slow going, and the two fundamental issues, the definition of North Korean denuclearisation and whether both sides would take actions at the same time or separately, remained unsettled.‘Denuclearisation’Trump has sworn not to allow North Korea to develop nuclear missiles that could hit the United States and wants North Korea to “denuclearise,” or get rid of its nuclear arms.But the leadership in Pyongyang is believed to regard nuclear weapons as crucial to its survival and has rejected unilaterally disarming.The Trump administration, according to US officials, has left open the possibility of North Korea eventually getting US aid and investments if Pyongyang agrees to complete denuclearisation.North Korea’s position going into the meetings with Pompeo was that a pledge of denuclearisation alone should open the way to economic relief, said the official who briefed reporters earlier on Wednesday and spoke on condition of anonymity.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted Seoul’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon as saying in a speech on Wednesday that the differences between North Korea and the United States on the denuclearisation issue remained “quite significant” and it would not be easy to narrow the gap.However, Cho added that the engagement of the leaders of the two countries meant “chances are high that common ground can be found.”Kim Yong Chol is the most senior North Korean official to meet top officials for talks in the United States since Jo Myong Rok, a vice marshal, met then-president Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000.A former military spy chief, he has played a central role in the thaw in relations over the past six months between North Korea and South Korea, as well as the United States.North Korea defends its nuclear and missile programs as a deterrent against what it sees as US ambitions to overthrow its leadership and unite the Korean Peninsula. The United States stations 28,500 troops in South Korea, a legacy of the 1950-1953 Korean War.last_img read more

Damonte Dodd Former UMD Basketball Player Yields Passport Following Rape Allegations

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comDamonte Dodd, former University of Maryland (UMD) basketball player, had to surrender his passport but is free on his own recognizance after a bail hearing on July 12, following rape charges for an incident in November.Dodd, 24 was charged by Prince George’s County police last week with raping a woman at a College Park apartment in November of last year.  In addition to submitting his passport, the 24-year-old former student athlete is required to stay away from his alleged victim as well as any potential witnesses, according to The Baltimore Sun.Former UMD basketball player Damonte Dodd is facing rape allegation. (Instagram Photo)In a statement for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, the current court ruling is in order to “insure the safety of the victim.”“He turned himself in, so we don’t feel he’s a flight risk. But obviously we have his passport, so he can’t go anywhere. We are fine with the conditions of his bond,” the statement said.According to Prince George’s County prosecutors, Dodd and the alleged victim left a bar near the UMD campus on Nov. 1.  Five days later the woman reported that she was inebriated when Dodd had non-consensual sex with her.Dodd claims that the sex was consensual and is speaking out on the charges through social media.“I’m good everyone. Thanks for your concerns. Y’all know wassup. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE. I love y’all forreal man,” Dodd posted on his Instagram last week, according to The Baltimore Sun. The post is no longer on Dodd’s page.last_img read more

Heat relief mission State introduces AC tram for daily passengers

first_imgKolkata: The state Transport department has introduced an air conditioned tram for daily passengers in the city.Till now, the air conditioned trams were only used on special occasions such as birthdays of dignitaries and celebration of events. Such trams were hired for some time with a designated charge on hourly basis. “At present, we have only four AC trams in our fleet and we have introduced one of them for daily commuters. It is aimed at providing relief to passengers in the summer months,” a senior official of West Bengal Trasnport Corporation (WBTC) said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe AC tram, which is plying from the end of April, has a fare of Rs 20 per head. At present, the tram is plying in Shyambazar-Esplanade and Nonapukur-Esplanade routes. The tram having a single bogey is perfectly suited for city roads, which is congested due to heavy traffic. In fact a number of tram routes in the city have been affected due to metro project work. The service of the tram is available from 10 am to 7 pm daily. “We are getting a good response and after monitoring the number of passengers for some months. We may roll out one or two more AC trams in future,” the official added. The seating capacity of the tram is 28. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe two special AC trams — Banalata and Charuibeti — that are being used for joyrides particularly during weekends have basic kitchen facilities for making tea, coffee and serving hot snacks. But, the AC tram for daily commuters will not have such facilities. The AC buses have contributed reasonably in boosting the exchequer of the state Transport department particularly during the summer months. “We are hopeful that the AC tram also will also be a hit,” the official said.last_img read more