Samuel Badree picked up the first hat-trick of IPL 2017 as Mumbai Indians slumped to 7/4 in 2.4 overs, chasing 143 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.The West Indian was included in the RCB playing XI by Virat Kohli, who himself returned to the team after a short injury lay-off. (RCB vs MI Blog | Scorecard)The move turned out to be a trump card as Badree picked the wickets of Parthiv Patel (3), Mitchell McClenaghan (0) and Rohit Sharma (0) in successive deliveries in the third over. (Also Read: Virat Kohli hammers 27th fifty on return, becomes leading run-scorer in IPL history)RCB are defending a modest 142 and Badree’s hat-trick after Stuart Binny removed Jos Buttler, was worth its weight in gold. (Also Read: Virat Kohli returns to drop Shane Watson, recall Chris Gayle)Overall, this was the 15 hat-trick in the IPL. Amit Mishra, who now plays for Delhi Daredevils, alone has three hat-tricks.Here’s how the hat-trick played out: 2.2 overs: OUT! GOOD TAKE BY CHRIS GAYLE! Floated delivery around off and lures Patel in an ambitious drive. He accepts the invitation and goes for a full blooded drive on the up. Chris Gayle at short cover is sharp as a hawk and takes a brilliant catch. Patel’s struggle comes to an end and Bangalore are off to a great start.2.3 overs: OUT! The ploy to send in the pinch hitter backfires! Full toss on off, McClenaghan goes for the slog but mistimes it towards Mandeep Singh at wide long on. He is calm over there and pouches it safely. What a start this has been for the hosts and Badree is on a roll. He is on a hat-trick and ruling the roost at the moment. The visitors need 136 from 105 balls.2.4 overs: OUT! BADREE, YOU BEAUTY! Gets to his hat-trick in style! Slips in a googly around off, spins in sharply. Sharma strides forward to defend but doesn’t pick up the googly. Plays down the wrong line and the ball goes through the gap between his bat and pad to dislodge the stumps. The tourists are in all sorts of trouble now.advertisement
Xavi spies Barcelona move – ‘or Man City, Chelsea’by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona great Xavi admits he’d like to coach in England.Xavi has taken his first steps into management with Al Sadd in Qatar, the club he spent his final four years with as a player.He told Sky Sports: “I don’t hide it, my goal is to return to Europe and return to Barca, it is my challenge ahead, but I’m still learning in this project and I’m also enjoying it.”My idea, which also happened to me as a footballer, is to be in Barcelona.”Training this type of team would be a privilege and the greatest privilege for me would be to return to Barca.”Although a return to the Catalan club is the target, Xavi has not ruled out a managerial role in the Premier League should an opportunity arise.He added: “That is my goal, but obviously, who doesn’t like the Premier League? The football atmosphere, the packed stadiums and the people who play in the Premier League say it’s extraordinary.”Obviously if I had to choose, I would choose a big team, [Manchester] City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham.”Also, [Jurgen] Klopp and [Mauricio] Pochettino and Unai Emery, many people who have gone there are doing an extraordinary job.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Maryland Terrapins at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)The Red River Rivalry is always heated. This year, we get a second edition of Oklahoma vs. Texas football, in this weekend’s Big 12 Championship.Oklahoma has a potential return to the College Football Playoff on the line. Texas could break through for a New Year’s Six bowl berth…and, of course, the chance to spoil the Sooners’ national championship aspirations.Texas won the first edition of this game in October, 48-45. That doesn’t mean Tom Herman is done looking for an edge.On Monday, Tom Herman confirmed that Texas football is bringing in former Kansas head coach David Beaty this week ahead of the conference title game.Anwar Richardson of Orange Bloods first reported the move:Former Kansas football coach David Beaty will visit Austin this week & help Texas prepare to face Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game, according to a source. Goal is to learn Texas’ offensive and defensive tendencies, signals that tip off opposing teams, & any other insight pic.twitter.com/n7ZzYuWrZf— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) November 26, 2018After making it official, Herman said that it is a “pretty standard move,” and he’s not really wrong. The most famous example is Nick Saban bringing in Lane Kiffin as an analyst in 2013 after he was fired by USC. He wound up stepping in as offensive coordinator the following year.Herman also appeared to tip his hat in greeting Beaty after Texas’ 24-17 regular season finale win at Kansas.WATCH: David Beaty’s last post game handshake and jog off the field as the Jayhawks football coach. If you listen closely, you can hear Texas Head Coach Tom Herman tell him “I love you, I’m gonna call you later.” pic.twitter.com/GVhTJ2Q99g— Scott Braswell KAKE News (@ScottBSports) November 24, 2018Lincoln Riley has responded to the move, and while he acknowledges that it is within the rules, he doesn’t like it at all. Via The Kansas City Star:“Coach Beaty can do what he wants to do,” Riley said. “I don’t like the precedent of it, of being able to bring in somebody from a league in the same year. I don’t think that’s good for the conference. But it’s not against the rules, and if they want to do it, that’s fine.”Video of the answer:I would say Lincoln Riley made his feelings on David Beaty’s move to help Texas this week pretty clear here #Sooners pic.twitter.com/x1UIDnAFRT— Josh Callaway (@JoshCallaway714) November 26, 2018Beaty’s KU offense, which was improved this season, put up 40 points in a 55-40 loss to Oklahoma this season. Of course, the Jayhawks were one of five teams to score 40+ on the Sooners, including each of the team’s last four opponents, as well as Texas earlier in the season.Beaty is far from the only one to crack the relatively simple code that is the Sooners’ defense. Winning a second shootout with Riley and Kyler Murray should be extremely difficult though, and Herman is well within his right to get all the help he can get.[The Kansas City Star]
“The structure of public sector compensation is overly complicated with over 325 separate grades and it is non-transparent with over 175 allowance types that breed inequities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies and across the public sector,” he said. The Government will be conducting a review of public sector compensation with the aim of simplifying and streamlining the process. The Government will be conducting a review of public sector compensation with the aim of simplifying and streamlining the process.This was announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Hon. Nigel Clarke, who said it is intended to make the process more transparent and equitable, while addressing imbalances and inequities over time.“The structure of public sector compensation is overly complicated with over 325 separate grades and it is non-transparent with over 175 allowance types that breed inequities in Ministries, Departments and Agencies and across the public sector,” he said.Dr. Clarke was opening the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, on Thursday (March 7).The Minister said the Government intends to work closely with its partners in the unions on this review and to complete it before the start of negotiations for the next bargaining period.In the meantime, Dr. Clarke said the Government is pleased that unions representing over 96 per cent of public sector employees have signed a four-year wage deal for the period 2017 to 2021.“I thank the various unions and their members for their professionalism in the negotiation process,” he said.The Minister noted that the public sector wage bill represents the single largest allocation in the budget, outside of debt service, therefore the management of the growth of the total size of the wage bill is of strategic importance and has an impact on every single Jamaican.“Public sector transformation for that reason, among others, like efficiency and service delivery, therefore remains an ongoing reform,” he said.To this end, Dr. Clarke informed that the rationalisation of public bodies has been accelerated and a number of mergers, privatisations, reintegrations and related actions have been announced and are being carried out.“We intend to complete the implementation of shared corporate services in human resource management in this financial year and begin shared corporate services implementation with respect to audit and public relations in the upcoming financial year,” he said.He added that the Government will be making greater use of technology to bring greater efficiency to public service delivery and to control costs.Dr. Clarke noted as well that for the first time, Jamaica is projected to meet the wage to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) target of nine per cent for financial 2018/19 and for the upcoming financial year, under the Government’s fiscal responsibility law. This was announced by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. Hon. Nigel Clarke, who said it is intended to make the process more transparent and equitable, while addressing imbalances and inequities over time. Story Highlights
APTN National NewsThe man convicted of a triple murder and two counts of attempted murder will have a second chance inside a Nunavut courtroom.In October 2010, Christopher Bishop of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, was convicted of killing three people and wounding two more who tried to break into his home in January 2007.Bishop’s lawyer is hopeful that his appeal will be heard this spring.The lawyer plans to argue that bishop was acting in self-defense, a noting the jury rejected at his trial.Bishop used an illegal AK-47 knock-off with an illegal clip to shoot the home invaders.At least one was shot in the back.
“Close partnerships are crucial for addressing the continent’s peace and security challenges,” Mr. Ban told the opening session of the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which was dominated by the post-electoral turmoil in Kenya.The Secretary-General reminded the gathered leaders of the “alarming” developments in Kenya, where more than 800 people have already lost their lives, and more than a quarter of a million have been displaced, in the aftermath of disputed elections last month. Mr. Ban, who is travelling to Nairobi tomorrow, called on President Mwai Kibaki and opposition leader Raila Odinga to “do everything possible to resolve the sources of the crisis peacefully.” In his address, the Secretary-General highlighted the “long-standing and fruitful” collaboration between the two organizations, whether in the fields of peace and security, regional integration, human rights or development. That partnership was most evident in the recent hand-over of authority from the AU Mission in Sudan (AMIS) to the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in a bid to end the tragedy in the war-torn Sudanese region.He added that the AU and the UN are also working together to bring a negotiated political settlement to the crisis, which has already led to the death of some 200,000 people and the displacement of another 2.2 million.The partnership between the UN and AU was also vital in helping to resolve other conflicts on the continent, such as in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in northern Uganda and in Somalia. Mr. Ban also drew attention to the world body’s efforts to ensure more effective support to countries, including Burundi, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau, striving to make the transition from war to lasting peace.The UN’s efforts also extend to helping African countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – the pledges made by world leaders to slash poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy by 2015, as well as to promote human rights, and address the threats posed by climate change, Mr. Ban told the gathering.The Secretary-General had bilateral meetings with several leaders at the summit, including Mr. Kibaki, who he encouraged to move toward a quick resolution of the crisis in Kenya. They discussed the humanitarian situation there, as well as Mr. Ban’s visit.The Secretary-General also met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and said he was encouraged by the arrangements agreed to between Algeria and the UN for the forthcoming investigative panel looking into the 11 December Algiers terrorist attack.In addition, he also met with Prime Minister Guillaume Soro of Côte d’Ivoire, with whom he discussed the Ouagadougou Accords and the elections that are to take place this June, which the UN will support.In a meeting with President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso, the Secretary-General talked about the President’s nomination to head the Economic Community of West African States, as well as Burkina Faso’s current role on the Security Council and the situations in Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea.Mr. Ban is also scheduled to meet today with the Prime Ministers of Somalia and Guinea and the Presidents of Benin and South Africa.Meanwhile, in a message to the summit, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim noted that the AU and its members “have an impressive history of constructive participation in the General Assembly’s work.”Mr. Kerim added that he hoped the AU’s leadership would help to chart a way forward on “the pressing need to make progress on Security Council reform.” 31 January 2008Noting that collaboration between the United Nations and the African Union has entered a historic phase with the establishment of a joint peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the year ahead will be a crucial one for the two bodies as they strive to achieve shared goals.
The police said that the heroin was worth Rs. 1.7 million. The sister of notorious drug dealer Wele Suda and two others have been arrested with a large stock of heroin, the police said.The police said that Dilini Nilmini and the two others were arrested in Rajagiriya while transporting 111 grams of heroin.
Subsequently, four fishermen from Pudukottai were arrested earlier this month.On August 8, the Tamil Nadu government had informed the state Assembly that retrieval of Katchatheevu, ceded to Sri Lankain the 1970s, and restoration of traditional fishing rights of the fishermen in the Palk Bay area were its topmost agenda. (Colombo Gazette) Rameswaram fishermen today announced a series of agitations from September 2 pressing their charter of demands, including release of four of their colleagues and boats detained in Sri Lanka, the Press Trust of India reported.A resolution to this effect was adopted at a meeting of various fishermen’s associations here, president of Harbour Mechanised Boat Fishermen’s Association P Devadass told reporters. He said the fishermen would stand in neck-deep water in ‘agnitheertham’ (the sea here) and stage a demonstration on September 2. They would launch an indefinite fast from September 12. The fishermen demanded restoration of their traditional rights to fish in the Palk Strait. Besides, they sought compensation from the Sri Lankan government for damage caused to their boats due to idle anchoring.The fishermen from the island town had resumed fishing operations only on August 3 following a week-long protest after Sri Lankaset 77 of their colleagues free. It, however, refused to release more than 100 seized boats belonging to the fishermen from Tamil Nadu.
Mr. Brahimi reiterated his support for this initiative and encouraged the Syrian National Coalition, which Mr. Al-Khatib heads, to continue in this direction in the coming meetings, according to information provided by the UN.The proposal for a political dialogue was also welcomed last week by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who said in a meeting with journalists at UN Headquarters that he was “encouraged” by it. “I sincerely hope that Syrian authorities accept this proposal,” he stated. The Secretary-General noted that Mr. Brahimi will continue to actively engage with the Security Council, the opposition and key parties in the region. “But the problem is the divisions in the region, inside Syria and also within the Security Council,” he noted. “Unless these divisions are breached, we may not be able to have some good prospects of [a] solution.”The talks in Cairo also touched on the overall situation in Syria, where the conflict will soon enter its third year.More than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in early 2011. Recent months have witnessed an escalation in the conflict, which has also left more than four million people in need of humanitarian assistance.
Brock University officials turn the sod to kick off construction of a new artificial turf field.The outdoor sports season is about to get longer at Brock University.The Niagara institution unveiled plans Friday to replace its existing grass lacrosse field with artificial turf. Construction will start immediately on the field, which will be used by hundreds of intramural athletes, as well as varsity teams and the community.“We are incredibly excited to see Brock’s artificial turf field taking shape,” said Brock University Interim Director of Athletics and Recreation Robert Cargnelli. “It will provide more recreational opportunities for Brock students such as expanded intramural programming, and it will enhance the competitive and high-performance environment and promote wellness on campus. In this way, it aligns perfectly with the mandate of the newly formed Athletics and Recreation department.”The construction project includes installing a regulation-size 66 x 126 metre turf field, as well as a full, six-standard lighting system to allow for night use. At the centre of the field will be a massive 9 x 9 metre Brock Badgers logo.Puslinch, Ontario-based Davan Group, a well-respected builder of artificial turf fields, won the project contract after a competitive bid process. The $1.5 million project is being funded through the Brock University Students’ Union and a generous donation from an anonymous Brock alumnus.The target opening date is September 19, which is just in time for Brock’s homecoming celebrations.The new field will primarily be used by the nearly 7,000 Brock students who participate in intramural sports ranging from soccer to ultimate frisbee and flag football.The Brock Badgers soccer, rugby and lacrosse OUA varsity teams will also use the new field for their home games.Women’s soccer coach Charles Ivanov said the turf will raise the profile of Brock’s varsity teams.“It will impact the recruitment process, the training and ultimately will enrich the experience these players will walk away with,” he said. “It also has a potential to raise our community interaction further, which is a way to invite back our alumni, offering them opportunities to give back to the institution and Niagara region.”Men’s lacrosse coach Justin Kennedy agrees.“We believe it will create an amazing home game atmosphere. To be able to practice and play on campus and on a turf field is a huge step forward for us,” he said. “A field for us Badgers to call our own will help tremendously with the recruiting process and will provide opportunity to host championship events creating a buzz here in the Niagara Region.”When not being used by Brock students, the field will be available for community rentals.“Our mandate is to provide recreational access and drive health and wellness across campus,” Cargnelli said. “However, we are already soliciting interest from external groups to rent the field. We will likely focus efforts on renting the field during Brock’s slower times in the spring and summer.”A large crowd gathered to hear the announcement of a new artificial turf field being built at Brock University.Brock University Artificial Turf FieldQuick factsSize: 69 metres x 106 metresPainted lines: Soccer, rugby, lacrosseCost: $1.5 MillionStudent athletes: 7,000 playing intramural sportsBuilder: Davan Group, (Puslinch, ON) Scheduled opening: September, 2015
It is not in the interest of licence fee payers for the BBC to reveal how much its top talent is paid, the controller of the broadcaster’s channels has said.The BBC does not currently identify any of its top-earning stars – thought to include Chris Evans, Gary Lineker and Graham Norton, but will have to name on-screen talent earning more than the £450,000 under plans outlined in the Government’s BBC white paper.Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Charlotte Moore, who is also the controller of iPlayer, said: “We know that our audience expects to have some of the best talent on BBC One.”Of course we also know we can’t pay as much as other broadcasters, that is reality. Of course we can’t, but talent enjoy working with us because of the creative freedom and the range of what they can do. Ms Moore touted the triumphs of BBC shows such as The Night Manager, Great British Bake Off, Strictly Come Dancing and Peter Kay’s Car Share at the festival – but refused to be drawn on reports that the BBC could lose the broadcasting rights to the popular baking show, which will return to BBC One tonight.She said: “I would never talk about negotiations publicly but it’s safe to say Bake Off tonight is absolutely at the top of its game. It’s riveting, with a fantastic cast, and I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy it. “Being able to bring a series back and know you’re growing it and moving it with the times is really important.”On losing singing show The Voice to ITV, she said: “It was very sad to lose The Voice but when it went it created creative headroom.”It’s really difficult to decide what you are going to bring back and when something moves on you get on with creating new shows.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “I genuinely think it’s not in the interest of licence fee payers that we do reveal talent fees, I think it will only drive talent fees up. We are already very transparent about a lot of the BBC, but talent fees is a difficult one.”The outcome of it could be talent fees go up if everyone knows what everyone is paid because they will want to be paid that. It is an incredibly complex situation.”But if the Government and Ofcom regulate that we have to do that, then we will have to.”It’s not always up to the BBC how much we pay them if it’s an indie production company, it’s a complex area.” Graham Norton was paid £2.5m via his production company last yearCredit:BBC
← Previous Story AG Copenhagen went BANKRUPT! Next Story → Iceland rocks – Palmarsson leads to the 1/4 Final! Arpad SterbikArpad Sterbik injuredJose Manuel Sierra One of the best World’s goalkeepers, Arpad Sterbik get injured only after 10 minutes of play at the Olympic Tournament in London. With six saves, he was the key player of the Spanish NT on the very beginning of the winning match against Serbia 26:21, but then Javier Hombrados has to replace him. Problem is muscle extension in inner calf, so it is doubtful is BM Atletico Madrid’s coach ready for tough match against Denmark.Third goalkeeper, Jose Manuel Sierra, newcomer of HC Paris is ready to “jump” into the team.
EHF FINAL4MVM Veszprem ← Previous Story Kielce hero Manuel Strlek: No euphoria, please… Next Story → Momir Ilic: We are the team! MVM Veszprem are at the EHF Final 4 final for the second time in two years! Xavi Sabate boys repeated success from the year before against the same rival – THW Kiel 31:28 – 25:25 (12:15). On the wings of the loudest fans support at Lanxess Arena, THW Kiel opened match in classy manner with five goals for the first six minutes (5:2). Powerful backline Ilic-Palmarsson-Nagy couldn’t find good enough solutions to outplay agressive defensive line of „Zebras“, but the best part of the first half for the Hungarian champions became from that moment with eight minutes of decent defense which produced 4:0 series.Aron Palmarsson netted his first goal for 6:5 in 15th minute, Veszprem stayed up until 9:8 when Ilic ended his four goal series in the first half. THW goalie Niklas Landin saved some important balls to help his team-mates to make turnover in which impressive was Christian Dissinger with two goals.Veszprem’s coach Xavi Sabate tried to keep his team alive with Rodriguez and Sliskovic who replaced Ilic and Palmarsson, but that didn’t work. In the last attack of the first half, Domagoj Duvnjak put Kiel’s fans on the feet with goals for 15:12.Furious 5:0 series of Veszprem forced Alfred Gislason to call time-out after eight minutes of the second half. Roland Mikled picked up some balls between the posts while Marguc and Ivancsik used two chances to score easy goals for 17:15.Kiel found the balance quickly after it with the help of Niklas Landin, but also Domagoj Duvnjak and Marko Vujin for 20:20 only 12 minutes before the final whistle.A great fight has been seen until the last second. Ilic netted his eighth goal for 23:23 three and a half minutes before the buzzer. Ekberg scored for 24:23, while Duvnjak put his team on +2 after technical mistake by Aron Palmarsson who threw the ball in out.Laszlo Nagy netted for 25:24 just right after time-out called by Veszprem’s bench. Kiel came to the last minute with one goal advantage and a ball. Dissinger tried 15 seconds before the end, but ball missed the target. Only few seconds left, but that was enough for Gasper Marguc who scored for extra-time – 25:25.The first star of extra-time was Ivan Sliskovic, who put two balls in Landin’s net in the opening five minutes for 28:26. Kiel’s resistance was over five minutes before the end. Marguc missed counter-attack, but two easy-goals followed by Ugalde for 30:26….
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By AFP THE ICELANDIC FOREIGN ministry confirmed it had filed a lawsuit against supermarket chain Iceland Foods to ensure that companies in the Nordic nation can use the country’s name.“Iceland Foods has aggressively pursued and won multiple cases against Icelandic companies which use ‘ICELAND’ in their representation or as part of their trademark, even in cases when the products and services do not compete,” its foreign ministry said in a statement today.The Nordic country has taken the case to the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EU-IPO) in a bid to reverse the UK company’s exclusive Europe-wide trademark registration for the word mark “Iceland”.The island nation deems the word mark “exceptionally broad and ambiguous in definition, often rendering the country’s firms unable to describe their products as Icelandic.”‘Never caused confusion’Based in Wales, Iceland Foods was not immediately available for comment but was cited by the British press in September as saying: “We are not aware that our use of the Iceland name has ever caused any confusion with Iceland the country.”Recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, which caused Iceland’s banking system to collapse, the nation is concerned its companies “are unable to promote themselves across Europe in association with their place of origin”.“This untenable situation has caused harm to Icelandic businesses, especially its small and growing companies,” the Icelandic foreign ministry said.“A company or product made in Iceland or by an Icelandic company should be able to represent itself using the name of the country,” it added.Iceland said it has tried to reach an agreement with Iceland Foods without any success, prompting the country to take legal action.The announcement came a day after Iceland’s Left-Green movement on Wednesday said it had failed in its bid to form a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal.- © AFP, 2016Read: ‘Left to die alone’: Premature baby spent final two hours in hospital sluice room >Read: Over $2.5 million raised for a US election recount in three swing states > http://jrnl.ie/3101279 Short URL Iceland (the country) sues ‘aggressive’ Iceland (the frozen food shop) over name The Nordic country has taken the case to the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Image: PA 34 Comments Nov 24th 2016, 8:38 PM Thursday 24 Nov 2016, 8:38 PM 18,957 Views Share167 Tweet Email Image: PA
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Love this better then WrestleMania @sunbabe08 @MelAmbReigns827 pic.twitter.com/sOdBnUbRFu— #THANKYOUROMAN (@InspireReigns) April 25, 2018 WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Deadspin examines WWE in Saudi ArabiaDeadspin is featuring an article looking at WWE’s new business partnership with Saudi Arabia and presenting the Greatest Royal Rumble event this Friday.The article explores how the event is being sponsored by the Saudi General Sports Authority, the government body responsible for all sports events in Saudi. It’s noted that while actual monetary figures won’t be made public until Q2 2018 financials are revealed, the entire show is being funded by the Saudi government and is believed to be quite lucrative for a deal that is estimated to be for 10 years.Saudi Vision 2030 is cited in the article when it comes to the controversial topic of female WWE performers not being allowed on the card tomorrow. Defined as a “plan to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism”, it’s a cultural attempt by the Saudi government to embrace change.The Deadspin article, written by David Bixenspan and Karim Zidan, remained critical of WWE’s decision to do business with the Saudi government despite Vision 2030 plans.“But WWE’s willingness to host an event in Saudi Arabia makes it the latest sideshow to distract from the ongoing issues within the kingdom. Ultimately, the Greatest Royal Rumble will help cement MBS’s legitimacy by presenting his nation as a modern and reformed country ready to amalgamate with the Western world. Leveraging sports and entertainment events for political gain is a long-celebrated tradition for authoritarian regimes and dictatorships like the Saudi Arabian monarchy. WWE, it appears, is happy to help them along.”Another early look at Greatest Royal Rumble stagePhotos have been posted to Twitter this week of the stage and setup for tomorrow’s Greatest Royal Rumble event at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium.#GreatestRoyalRumble stage is complete! #WWE #GRR pic.twitter.com/loIw8u8LnQ— wwe stage creator (@stagecreatorwwe) April 24, 2018 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp
What Israel should do is reach a long-term truce agreement with Hamas with the help of Egypt, said Galon, of the dovish Meretz party. Egypt is now governed by the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas’ parent movement.Israel quelled much of the rocket fire with a devastating, three-week war in Gaza in early 2009, but Hamas and other militant groups in the seaside strip have been stocking their arsenals with more and better weapons.In recent months, they’ve been emboldened to escalate their barrages. Since Saturday, more than 110 rockets and mortars have struck southern Israel, according to the military’s count.Netanyahu on Monday told foreign ambassadors during a visit to Ashkelon, a southern city that has been battered by Gaza rockets, that Israel would defend itself.“I don’t know of any of your governments who could accept such a thing. I don’t know of any of the citizens of your cities, who could find that acceptable and something that could proceed on a normal basis,” Netanyahu said. “We’ll take whatever action is necessary to put a stop to this. This is not merely our right, it’s also our duty.”The latest Israeli airstrikes have killed six Palestinians, including four civilians, but the rocket attacks persist. Mediation efforts by the United Nations and Egypt have been unsuccessful so far. Defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential discussions, said the assassination of Hamas leaders is shaping up as the preferred response to the stepped-up rocket fire.They have the backing of two former military chiefs with experience in the matter.Opposition lawmaker Shaul Mofaz served as military chief of staff and defense minister when Israel began a wave of assassinations against Hamas and other militant leaders in the early part of the past decade. He and other former senior defense officials contend these assassinations left the Hamas leadership in disarray and put a halt to the rash of Hamas suicide bombings that killed hundreds of Israelis.“I’m in favor of targeted killings,” Mofaz told Army Radio on Monday. “It is a policy that led Hamas to understand, during the suicide bombings, that they would pay the price should (the bombings) continue.”Vice Premier Moshe Yaalon, chief of staff at the time targeted killings surged, is convinced the practice worked.“Clearly over these past 13 years there has been an ongoing war, but there have also been extended periods of calm,” Yaalon told Army Radio on Monday. “When I was chief of staff, the targeted killings against Hamas led to extended periods of quiet.” Associated PressJERUSALEM (AP) – Israel is considering resuming its contentious practice of assassinating militant leaders in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip in an effort to halt intensified rocket attacks on Israel’s south, according to defense officials.That Israel might renew a practice that brought it harsh international censure is evidence of the tight spot Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in. With Israeli elections two months away, rocket barrages from Gaza are disrupting the lives of 1 million residents of southern Israel, pressuring the government to come up with an effective response. In the latest flare-up, Gaza militants have fired more than 100 rockets at Israel in recent days, triggering retaliatory Israeli airstrikes that have killed six people in Gaza.Some Israelis are demanding a harsh military move, perhaps a repeat of Israel’s bruising incursion into Gaza four years ago. Others believe Israel should target Hamas leaders, a method it used to kill dozens of militants nearly a decade ago.Advocates say targeted killings are an effective deterrent without the complications associated with a ground operation, chiefly civilian and Israeli troop casualties. Proponents argue they also prevent future attacks by removing their masterminds.Critics say they invite retaliation by militants and encourage them to try to assassinate Israeli leaders.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday visited the southern city of Beesheba, where he told municipal officials that Israel will strike back against the Palestinian attacks.“Whoever believes they can harm the daily lives of the residents of the south and not pay a heavy price is mistaken. I am responsible for choosing the right time to collect the highest price and so it shall be,” Netanyahu said. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Comments Share Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Some defense officials believe Hamas will not be so easily subdued as before. Militants who once relied on crude rockets they manufactured themselves can draw now on sophisticated rockets and missiles smuggled in from Iran, Libya and other Mideast countries.Lawmaker Amir Peretz, a former Israeli defense minister, concludes that if Israel launched another incursion into Gaza, it would have to stay there for at least six months and take control of civilian installations and lives of the coastal strip’s 1.6 million people.Israel, which governed Gaza from 1967 until it withdrew 8,500 settlers and its soldiers in 2005, has other options before it reaches that point, Peretz said.“Targeted killings are definitely an effective policy,” Peretz said, adding that he supports the targeted killings of military leaders like Hamas military wing commander Ahmed Jabari, but killing political leaders Haniyeh may not be in Israel’s interest.“They’ll find a replacement for Haniyeh very fast,” he said. “But a replacement for Jabari is very hard to find,” he told Army Radio.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Hamas dismissed the threat of targeted killings as “psychological warfare,” and its political leaders were not in hiding. The group’s military commanders tend to keep a low profile anyway, for fear of Israeli assassination attempts.Hamas’ prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, visited a Gaza hospital on Tuesday and met with Palestinians wounded in the latest fighting.“Threats of assassination and killing do not scare us and will not break our morale or our steadfastness,” he told reporters.Under Yaalon and Mofaz, Israeli aircraft struck at the commander of Hamas’ military wing, Salah Shehadeh, the movement’s spiritual leader, Sheik Ahmed Yassin, his successor, Abdel Aziz Rantisi, and dozens of other senior Hamas military commanders.Militants retaliated for some of the targeted attacks but eventually replaced the suicide bombings with years of rocket fire that still sends Israeli civilians running for shelters.Backlash from rights groups and governments was harsh, especially after Shehadeh was killed in a bombing along with 14 other people, most of them children.The policy of targeted killings, said Israeli opposition lawmaker Zehava Galon, “didn’t prove itself. 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Police on Thursday found the body of a woman at a firing range at Orounta after they were led there by a 35-year-old man held in connection with two other murders, as media reports citing police sources suggested that the number of victims linked to the same suspect could be as many as seven.State pathologists examined the scene at Orounta. Reports said the body – as yet not positively identified – was badly decomposed.The suspect has allegedly admitted to killing 30-year-old Maricar Valdez Arquiola who has been missing since December 13, 2017 – but it was not clear whose body might lie in the pit at the firing range.It was likewise unclear whether the body belonged to any of the women on the police list of missing persons.“Inquiries continuing today located a body …a woman, after details obtained from the suspect,” a police source told Reuters, requesting anonymity since investigations are ongoing.The sources said he gave police details of an additional victim, “either Indian or Nepalese” killed in the summer of 2018. He also confessed to killing a Romanian woman and her under-aged daughter, the police sources added.Nicos Metaxas, the suspect, is said to have also confessed to killing two other Filipino women whose bodies were found in a shaft at the Mitsero mine, 14 km from the site at Orounta.The six-year-old daughter of one of the women has not been found either.Reports on all Greek Cypriot media reported later on Thursday that the suspect had broken under questioning and confessed to seven murders; the three Filipino women and the daughter of one, another woman either from India or Nepal last summer, and a woman from Romania and her daughter at a time he did not specify, the reports said. This has not been confirmed.The Romanian mother and daughter, 8, were reported missing in October 2016. They were never found after being last seen on September 30 that year.Livia Florentina Bunea from Romania and eight-year-old Elena Natalia BuneaThirty-six-year-old Livia Florentina Bunea from Romania and eight-year-old Elena Natalia Bunea had been reported missing from their Ayios Pavlos home on September 30, 2016.An acquaintance of theirs told the state broadcaster that when at the time friends became concerned at Bunea’s disappearance, they entered her apartment to find it unkempt, with unwashed utensils lying about in the kitchen while all the clothes were still in the drawers.Officially, as it now stands four of the investigations are murder probes. The rest concern missing persons with suspicion of foul play.In court hearings, police said the suspect was suspected of having approached the dead women on an online dating site.Earlier in the day, Metaxas was remanded in custody in connection with the suspected murder of a woman, the third so far in what appears to be Cyprus’ first recorded serial murder case.Police told the court that Metaxas, a captain in the National Guard, was suspected in the premeditated murder of 30-year-old Filipina Maricar Valdez Arguiola, reported missing on December 15, 2017 by her mother.Investigators said they had found photos of Arguiola at the suspect’s home in Nicosia. They also said that he had met Arguiola two days before she had been reported missing.Lead investigator Ioannis Yiorkadjis told the court that Arguiola had told friends she was going to meet the brother of her deceased partner, though evidence shows that she had met with Metaxas.The suspect has reportedly admitted to meeting with Arguiola, but not of killing her.The court remanded the suspect for two days, as police said they wanted previous remand orders to expire on Saturday before requesting his detention anew. Metaxas, who appeared in court without a lawyer, did not object.Five statements have so far been gathered in connection with Maricar’s case, Yiorkadjis said, noting that over 50 more are expected in the coming days. The bulk of information being contributed by the public has also proved crucial, he said.Police will be carrying out a fresh search for genetic evidence in the home and two cars of the 35-year-old.Metaxas is in custody for the murders of two other Filipinas whose bodies were found naked and bound in a shaft of the abandoned Mitsero mine. The body of Mary Rose Tiburcio, 39, was found on 14 April; a week later search crews retrieved another body, thought to be that of Arian Palanas Lozano, 28.Metaxas is also suspected of killing Tiburcio’s six-year-old daughter Sierra. For the first time in court on Thursday, police used the word ‘murder’ when referring to the fate of the little girl. Up until now, she had only been presumed dead.Earlier in the week, Metaxas allegedly admitted he had strangled Tiburcio in his home before dumping her in the mine shaft. While in his confession he denied killing the six-year-old, he told police that he did dump her body in lake Memi, at the Xyliatos reservoir area, some 15 minutes’ drive from the mine.Following the suspect’s link with the third woman, police said they will be re-examining the data of the first two murders.Authorities are continuing the search for possible additional bodies in the mine shaft and for Sierra in the lake, 95 per cent of which they said has already been searched, though nothing was found. After days of inconclusive searches in the lake, police said they will be using specially-trained divers as of Friday. All of equipment is already onsite.Back at the mine, the fire service said they found no signs of additional dead bodies in the water-filled shaft.Fire chief Marcos Trangolas said the entire shaft had been searched and “nothing has been found to suggest there is a body.”Using a robotic camera, crews had completed a search of the shaft by 95 per cent on Wednesday. On Thursday they spent at least two hours sweeping the last 10 metres, finding a suspicious object at a depth of 123 metres.It proved to be a piece of canvas used back in the day as part of the mine’s ventilation system.On Wednesday, police spokesman Andreas Angelides had said police had searched for the six-year-old in ten different areas that included Mitsero and the lake at Xyliatos. An 11-man team of detectives were working on the cases, he said.An administrative inquiry is to be launched to establish potential disciplinary or criminal offences by any member of the police force in earlier investigations which failed to find women reported missing and who were never located.Serial killings are virtually unknown in Cyprus and the breadth and scope of the murders have shocked the public. The victims and other possible victimsTO DATE, police are investigating the cases of seven persons who went missing and who may have been murdered. All are women.The only body that has been positively identified is that of Mary Rose Tiburcio, 39, a Filipino national.The other missing persons and potential murder victims are:Sierra, Tiburcio’s six-year-old daughter; her body has not been found.Ariana Palanas Lozano, 28, from the Philippines.Maricar Valdez Arquila, 30, also from the Philippines.An unidentified woman – said to be from Nepal or India – whose body was found in a firing range in Orounta on Thursday, the location pointed out by the suspect in custody.Livia Florentina Bunea, 36, from Romania.Bunea’s daughter, eight-year-old Elena Natalia. 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