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Security forces prevent terrorist attack in Tunisia

first_imgThe government is stepping up security after it narrowly averted another terrorist attack in the city of Sousse and arrested 17 people suspected to be related to ISIL. Earlier this year ISIL claimed responsibility for two attacks on Tunisian soil that took the lives of over 60 tourists.Early this week, Tunisian security forces uncovered a plan to attack the city of Sousse once again, after the June attack on a beach resort that left 38 tourists dead. Tunisian police arrested 17 people among them fighters, recruiters, and even women who manage over 30 ISIL websites. It is in mountains that dozens of armed fighters are retrenched to hide and train, and plot attacks in Tunisian cities. Some of these groups have made allegiance to ISIL.The other night the inhabitants of a village in the mountain regions of Tunisia sheltered in the school where they spent the night. The army came to protect them by night then left in the early hours of the morning. But this is not enough to eradicate terrorism, according to experts the government should make bold moves.last_img read more

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M.S. Dhoni to captain De Villiers’ star-studded IPL XI

first_imgNEW DELHI: Former South African captain AB de Villiers decided to pick M.S. Dhoni as the captain of his all-time Indian Premier League (IPL) XI. De Villiers also kept New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Australia’s Steve Smith as options for number four but had to in the end pick himself because of the conditions of picking the team.In a conversation with commentator Harsha Bhogle for Cricbuzz, De Villiers was told that he had to pick himself as one of the four overseas players. “At number four either Williamson or Smith or myself,” said De Villiers in the video chat. “But I have given you the two replacement options.” De Villiers picked his former Delhi Daredevils teammate Virender Sehwag to open the batting alongwith Rohit Sharma, who according to him has played “some of the best cricket in the world in the last five years.” His Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate and Indian captain Virat Kohli comes in at number three. England’s maverick all-rounder Ben Stokes comes in at five after De Villiers and the captain Dhoni follows him. Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja comes after that followed by Afghanistan’s star spinner Rashid Khan. The fast bowlers in De Villiers’ team are Bhuvneshwar Kumar, his former South Africa teammate Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah. De Villiers’ all-time IPL XI: Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Williamson/Smith/De Villiers, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah. (IANS) Also Watch: Get Set Global: Assamese in UK coping with the Pandemiclast_img read more

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Chelsea through after stunning fightback

first_imgChelsea 4 Napoli 1 (Chelsea win 5-4 on aggregate)Chelsea pulled off a sensational second-leg fightback at Stamford Bridge, where Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time winner sent them into the quarter-finals of the Champions League.Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, they wiped out Napoli’s advantage with Didier Drogba’s header from Ramires’ cross and John Terry’s header from a Frank Lampard corner.AdChoices广告Lampard’s penalty was crucial.The initiative swung back towards the Italians when Gokham Inler fired in, but Lampard levelled the tie by blasting home from the penalty spot after Andrea Dossena’s handball.And in the final seconds of the first half of extra time, Ivanovic belted Drogba’s low cross into the roof of the net to put his team in the last eight.It was a glorious night for the club and interim boss Roberto Di Matteo, who has led them to three wins out of three since being placed at the helm following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.It also served as a reminder of the continued importance of Chelsea’s old guard, with the likes of Lampard, Terry and Drogba playing pivotal roles.Skipper Terry, recently back from injury, had promised a rousing display – although Chelsea were second best for much of the opening half an hour.But they found an all-important breakthrough when Ramires’ perfect delivery set up Drogba.Terry netted three minutes after the interval to leave Napoli needing to score to avoid going out on away goals, and they responded in emphatic fashion, with Inler superbly finding the bottom corner.Lampard hit back for the home side after Ivanovic’s header struck Dossena’s arm, and Chelsea might have been awarded another penalty late in normal time after Drogba went down in the area.And in extra time, Blues substitute Fernando Torres shot wide of an unguarded net – albeit from a tight angle – after keeper Morgan De Sanctis had allowed a long ball to bounce over him.But it was a temporary reprieve for Napoli, who were kept at bay during a nervy final 15 minutes.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Trojans bring hardware back to LA

first_imgThe Trojan track and field program went to the Razorback Invitational in Arkansas last weekend with high hopes, with the women’s team ranked No. 4 and the women’s team ranked No. 14 in the country. The team did not disappoint, impressing against elite competition from schools like LSU, Arkansas and Florida State. Sophomore hurdler and sprinter Anna Cockrell took 2nd place in the women’s 60m hurdles with a time of 8.06. Katie Chin | Daily TrojanRedshirt junior Dior Hall flashed her blazing speed for the second week in a row in the 60m hurdles, winning first place in a follow up to her second place finish at last week’s meet in Albuquerque with a time of 7.98 seconds. She was followed by teammate sophomore Anna Cockrell, who finished second after posting a time of 8.06 seconds. For the second week in a row, the USC women’s 4×400 women’s relay team secured first place, as Kendall Ellis (senior), Cockrell, Deanna Hill (senior) and Kyra Constantine (sophomore) put up a time of 3:31.25. Randall Cunningham picked up his first 1st place finish of the season in the men’s high jump with an impressive height of 2.25m, improving on his 3rd place finish at last week’s meet.Anna Cockrell also finished in 3rd place in the women’s 200m dash with a time of 23.16. Freshman teammate Twanisha Terry made USC history with an 8th place finish, as her 23.43 second time set a USC freshman women’s indoor record for the event. Junior Lyndsey Lopes also scored well in the penathalon, finishing 4th with a score of 3,921. Sophomore TJ Brock finished 2nd in the men’s 60m dash once again, setting a new personal record with a time of 6.64 seconds. In the women’s shot put, redshirt senior Breanna Jemison finished in 3rd with a best throw of 15.73 meters. Senior Eric Sloan placed second in the men’s triple jump, posting a distance of 16.33m. The strong performances didn’t end there for the Trojans. Senior Nicholas Ponzio threw for a distance of 18.68m in the men’s shot put, placing 4th in the event. A time of 7.94 seconds in the men’s 60m hurdles secured redshirt junior Marquis Morris a solid 5th place finish in the event final. Senior Ricky Morgan Jr. placed first in the men’s 400m dash, running the lap in 46.80 seconds. In the women’s 60m dash, three Trojans claimed back-to-back-to-back spots from 3rd to 5th place. Respectively, the finishes were posted by freshman Twanisha Terry, sophomore Anglerne Annelus and Hill. Terry led the three with a time of 7.27, followed by Annelus’s 7.30 and Hill’s 7.32. Constantine ran well with a time of 52.77 seconds in the women’s 400m dash.The Trojans will have little time to reflect on their successes at the Razorback invitational as they focus their attention on the upcoming Tiger Paw invitational hosted by Clemson. The team will look to build off their performances from the last two weeks as they approach their third meet of the indoor season.last_img read more

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Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone’s UFC 246 fight had its roots in 2015 and here is how

first_img COMMENT 9 months ago Jorge Masvidal feels Conor McGregor is “scared” of him; comments on his UFC return Also Read | Jorge Masvidal Feels Conor McGregor Is “scared” Of Him; Comments On His UFC ReturnAlso Read | UFC: Conor McGregor’s Diet Plan Ahead Of 2020 Comeback Will Inspire You            9 months ago Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone: UFC fan offers a sneak peek into the future First Published: 6th December, 2019 09:55 IST WATCH US LIVE Raj Sarkar FOLLOW US Also Read | Conor McGregor Vs Donald Cerrone: UFC Fan Offers A Sneak Peek Into The FutureUFC 246: Conor McGregor-Donald Cerrone comparisonConor McGregor: Age – 31. Height – 5’9”. Reach – 74”. Stance – Southpaw. MMA Record – 21-4 Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone are set to fight each other in a highly awaited welterweight clash on January 18, 2020 at UFC 246. The upcoming fight is expected to be a ‘career-defining contest’ for both the fighters. Despite being the man with the most UFC wins, Donald Cerrone has had a pretty bad run in his last two fights. The 36-year-old American got knocked out back-to-back by Tony Ferguson and Justin Gatheje and he desperately needs a win. Well, Conor McGregor went through a similar period with his humiliating defeat at UFC 229 and he is expecting a glorious return against ‘The Cowboy’ at UFC 246.Also Read | Salt Bae Challenges Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight, Eyes UFC DebutUFC: Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone’s first-ever clashA lot of fans believe that the upcoming matchup at UFC 246 has been in the making since 5 years. Both Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone got themselves involved in a heated callout at a press conference in 2015 but the potential matchup never got materialized, until now. Conor McGregor, the then featherweight champion, was already being brutally vocal about Rafael Dos Anjos when a reporter brought Donald Cerrone into the mix. No wonder, Conor McGregor didn’t hesitate in taking a dig at ‘The Cowboy’.The Irish fighter claimed that he would snap Donald Cerrone’s head in a fight and Cerrone replied back by saying that “Conor McGregor has no chance in 155 pounds”. Well, McGregor went on to become a champion at the 155 lbs but the duo never got to fight each other in an Octagon. Take a look at Conor McGregor’s first battle with Donald Cerrone from 2015. 9 months ago Salt Bae challenges Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight, eyes UFC debut Donald Cerrone: Age – 36. Height – 6’1”. Reach – 73”. Stance – Orthodox. MMA Record – 36-13-0 SUBSCRIBE TO US WE RECOMMEND 9 months ago CONFIRMED: Conor McGregor to face Donald Cerrone in UFC 246, says President Dana White Written By LIVE TV Last Updated: 6th December, 2019 09:55 IST Conor McGregor And Donald Cerrone’s UFC 246 Fight Had Its Roots In 2015 And Here Is How Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone will be facing each other at UFC 266. This is a rewind to 2015 when the duo clashed against each other for the first time 9 months ago UFC: Conor McGregor’s diet plan ahead of 2020 comeback will inspire youlast_img read more

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Harrington 3 shot leader at Scottish Open

first_imgPhoto © – Tipp FM They’re on 2 over and 3 over par respectively and they also get their rounds going in the next few hours. Padraig Harrington is now the three shot leader of the Scottish Open.The three-time major winner is 3 under of the day after 13 holes to move up to 8 under par for the tournament.Paul Dunne gets his second round underway at 1.50pm from 4 under par, but Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell both have ground to make up.last_img

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Jamaican recognized as airport innovator

first_imgMaurice Jenkins Maurice Jenkins, the director of information systems and telecommunications at Miami International Airport in Florida, has been ranked at Number 9 on the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Airport Innovation Power List for 2017.The list recognizes the ten top technology-focused leaders working in the airport industry who have shown exceptional dedication to using new and emerging technology to improve business performance and passengers’ experiences.The Miami International Airport is one of the most technologically advanced airports n the United States, and Maurice Jenkins is the person responsible for much of its innovation. An example of the innovation is the smartphone app that allows travelers blue-dot way finding with visual directions, customized shopping and dining information, and updates to flights, travel and destinations in real time.More importantly, the app interacts with the hundreds of beacons across the airport the give travelers aid via an advanced digital travel assistant. Jenkins has applied his skills toward driving improvements in the entire airport industry as well. He has chaired ACI’s Business Information Technology committee, which sets policy on IT standards. Serving in his current position for 16 years, Jenkins has had a crucial role in modernizing the Miami airport, one of the busiest in the world, and this accomplishment combined with his willingness to adopt new technology advances, resulted in his Number 9 ranking on the Power List.last_img read more

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Windies opening batsman saves the day

first_imgWest Indies (Windies) opener Evin Lewis lashed a half-century as Dhaka Dynamites rebounded from their opening day defeat with a convincing 65-run victory over Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League on Sunday.Playing at the Sylhet International Stadium, Dynamites piled up an imposing 202 for seven off their 20 overs, with the left-handed Lewis gathering a top score of 66 off 40 deliveries.Lewis struck seven fours and three sixes, putting on 38 for the first wicket with Kumar Sangakkara (20) and a further 116 for the second wicket with South African Cameron Delport who belted 64 off 31 balls with four fours and five sixes.Lewis eventually perished in the 13th over, slapping a short ball from fast bowler Shafiul Islam to Mahmudullah at cover.Kieron Pollard failed to catch fire, departing cheaply for five after top-edging a pull at a short one from Barbadian pacer Jofra Archer who ended with two for 34.Sunil Narine, however, provided a spark near the end, blasting a pair of sixes in a 11-ball 16. Narine  then returned with his off-spin to claim two for 32 as Titans were dismissed for 137 off the first ball of the 19th over.Archer top-scored with 36 while Jamaica and West Indies star Chadwick Walton chipped in with 30, but Titans lost wickets regularly and they never really regained their balance.Windies Twenty20 captain Carlos Brathwaite fell for a one-ball ‘duck’ batting at number three to be one of two wickets to fall in three deliveries as Titans slipped to eight for two in the third over.Walton, who struck five fours and a six off just 13 deliveries, added 35 for the third wicket with South African Rilee Roussouw (23) before edging a cut at left-arm spinner Shakib al Hasan behind.Five wickets tumbled for 45 runs before Archer arrived to blast five fours in a 24-ball cameo, as the tail wagged briefly.In the earlier game, Marlon Samuels’s half-century went in vain as Sylhet Sixes won their second on the trot with a four-wicket victory over Comilla Victorians.The right-handed Samuels struck 60 from 47 balls, with two fours and three sixes, as Victorians tallied 145 for six off their 20 overs.Former Windies seamer Krishmar Santokie picked up two for 30.In reply, Andre Fletcher was again among the runs stroking 36 off 29 balls with five fours and two sixes, putting on 73 for the first wicket with Upul Tharanga who made 51 off 40 balls, as Sixers overhauled their target of 146 with a ball to spare.West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was the best bowler with two for 34.For recent update on the Windies Cricket Team, click the link: West Indies denied whitewash against Zimbabwelast_img read more

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GPL Review: 7 facts from matchday 3

first_imgJoy Sports reviews all the happenings from matchday 3 with facts and figures. GOAL PER GAME RATIO15 goals were scored on matchday 15 to increase the goal tally in this year’s league to 45. Thus 45 goals have been scored in 23 matches representing 1.95 goals per game. The tally could however increase after the outstanding game between Ashantigold and Kotoko.LEAGUE TOP SCORERSamuel Tetteh scored the first hat-trick of the 2016 campaign. The WAFA attacker scored the three goals in a thirty minute salvo to help WAFA beat Hasaacas 5-0. Tetteh is now the leading scorer in the league with four goals after he scored on the opening day against Kotoko. MOST GOALS SHIPPED INHasaacas have however shipped in the most goals of the campaign so far. Yusif Basigi’s men have conceded 10 goals in three games. Hasmal let in 3 at Wa, 2 at home to Techiman and 5 at Techiman.FIRST PENALTY MISS Matchday 3 saw the first ever penalty miss after Stephen Manu missed his kick for Techiman City against Aduana. Wahab Ackwei of Inter Allies followed suit when his kick was also saved by Dreams keeper Mozart Adjetey in Tema.FIRST DRAW AND MOREAfter 15 matches without a draw, matchday 3 recorded a maximum of five draws. Thus, there have been 15 home wins, 3 away wins and 5 draws in 25 matches in the league. TEAMS YET TO BE BREACHEDHearts of Oak and Wa All Stars are the only teams yet to concede while beleaguered Aduana Stars are yet to score.UNBEATEN TEAMSDreams, Hearts and Wa All Stars are yet to taste defeat while Aduana, Dwarfs, Kotoko and Medeama are yet to win a win a match.  –Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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Union responds to MLB: ‘Players want to play’

first_img Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter The players have had it.After weeks of unproductive back and forth did nothing but define each side’s entrenched positions, MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark flatly rejected Saturday the latest proposal from MLB, calling for a 72-game season for less than prorated pay.The players’ union offered no counterproposal as it had twice previously, seemingly resigned to an abbreviated season mandated by commissioner Rob Manfred.“Players want to play. It’s who we are and what we do,” Clark began a statement responding to ownership’s proposal and offering no counter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone “It’s now become apparent that these efforts have fallen upon deaf ears. In recent days, owners have decried the supposed unprofitability of owning a baseball team and the Commissioner has repeatedly threatened to schedule a dramatically shortened season unless players agree to hundreds of millions in further concessions. Our response has been consistent that such concessions are unwarranted, would be fundamentally unfair to players, and that our sport deserves the fullest 2020 season possible. These remain our positions today, particularly in light of new reports regarding MLB’s national television rights – information we requested from the league weeks ago but were never provided.”Clark’s response came shortly after reports that MLB had reached a $1 billion deal with Turner Sports to air future postseason games (following the expiration of the current TV deal in 2021). That would represent a 40% increase for MLB teams.Also Saturday, Meyer reportedly responded to Halem’s letter with one of his own, accusing MLB of “underhanded tactics to circumvent the union” and listing examples of what the union considers bad-faith negotiating by MLB.“It is unfair to leave players and the fans hanging at this point, and further delay risks compromising health and safety,” Meyer wrote. “We demand that you inform us of your plans by close of business on Monday, June 15.”In MLB’s response Saturday, the rhetoric continued.“We are disappointed that the MLBPA has chosen not to negotiate in good faith over resumption of play after MLB has made three successive proposals that would provide players, Clubs and our fans with an amicable resolution to a very difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” MLB’s statement read. “The MLBPA understands that the agreement reached on March 26th was premised on the parties’ mutual understanding that the players would be paid their full salaries only if play resumed in front of fans, and that another negotiation was to take place if Clubs could not generate the billions of dollars of ticket revenue required to pay players.  The MLBPA’s position that players are entitled to virtually all the revenue from a 2020 season played without fans is not fair to the thousands of other baseball employees that Clubs and our office are supporting financially during this very difficult 2020 season.“We will evaluate the Union’s refusal to adhere to the terms of the March Agreement, and after consulting with ownership, determine the best course to bring baseball back to our fans.”Related Articles “It unfortunately appears that further dialogue with the league would be futile. It’s time to get back to work. Tell us when and where.”Over the past weeks, the two sides have offered very different views of what a 2020 season could look like. Owners maintain they will lose money on regular-season games played without fans in attendance and have demanded players take paycuts to help them absorb the losses while keeping an eye on the prize — postseason TV revenue.Players maintain they have already sacrificed by agreeing to prorated pay for an abbreviated regular season and have sought to play as many regular-season games as possible — even offering to pad the schedule with doubleheaders and extend the postseason into November — under the restrictive conditions necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic.This weekend’s exchange — including a biting letter from MLB’s chief legal officer Dan Halem to MLBPA’s lead negotiator Bruce Meyer on Friday — makes the likely outcome fairly clear. Ownership maintains it can mandate a shortened season (48 to 55 games for which the players would be due full prorated pay). The union has positioned itself to file a grievance that ownership had not negotiated in good faith should Manfred go that route.“Since March, the Association has made it clear that our No.1 focus is playing the fullest season possible, as soon as possible, as safely as possible,” Clark said in his statement Saturday. “Players agreed to billions in monetary concessions as a means to that end, and in the face of repeated media leaks and misdirection we made additional proposals to inject new revenues into the industry – proposals that would benefit the owners, players, broadcast partners, and fans alike. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield last_img read more

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