Morocco hunting for authors of posts praising Russian ambassador’s assassination

first_imgThe Moroccan government is searching for authors of social media posts that praised the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey this week.Ambassador Andrei Karlov was gunned down by an assassin while giving a speech in an art gallery in Ankara on Monday.Morocco has been working to improve relations with Moscow as it seeks new business partners and builds support on to the United Nations Security Council for its proposal to offer the disputed Western Sahara region autonomy under its sovereignty.“An investigation has been opened by authorities under the prosecutor’s supervision to identify the people involved, and legal sanctions will follow,” the interior and justice ministries said in a joint statement.The North African kingdom has been tracking militants since Islamic State seized whole regions of Syria and Iraq in 2014-15.last_img read more

North Farmington students win Women in Construction awards

first_imgNorth Farmington Principal Joe Greene (left) and NAWIC Education Foundation Representatives Cheryl Fellem and Barb Strachan, right, recognize Grace Zalubas and Lamia Tank. (Farmington Public Schools)North Farmington High School students Grace Zalubas and Lamia Tank have earned Women in Construction Awards from The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).Advanced students in the Architectural Design class, Zalubas and Tank each chose a project to work on throughout the year. Both designed and built tiny houses. Upon hearing about the competition, North architecture and engineering teacher Amy Porter encouraged her students to enter.Zalubas, a junior, won first place in the state competition and second place at the North Central Regional Competition. Tank, a sophomore, took third place at the state competition. Zalubas received $150 for the state win and $200 for her regional second place. Tank was awarded $75 for her third place state finish; all awards are for the competition’s design category.“I am very proud of the work produced by both Lamia and Grace,” Porter said. “They didn’t receive the contest information until well after it had started. Both girls worked hard to not only meet the shortened deadline, but created award winning designs in the process. I am honored to have such creative, talented, and hardworking students in my class.” Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Wigan in discussions to sign Rangers midfielder Josh Windass, say by newsmen

first_imghe former Accrington midfielder, who played the full 90 minutes in the Ibrox team’s 1-1 draw at Aberdeen on Sunday, is also thought to have been interesting Ipswich.Windass was Rangers’ leading scorer last season in all competitions, with 18 goals from 41 appearances.It seems now, however, that the Glasgow club’s manager Steven Gerrard is willing to offload the 24-year-old with the English transfer window closing this afternoon.Rangers full-back Declan John is already bound for a return to Wales with Swansea, just eight months after turning a loan move to Ibrox into a permanent deal.Windass has featured three times in competitive games for Rangers since Steven Gerrard became manager this summerWindass has featured three times in competitive games for Rangers since Steven Gerrard became manager this summerHe had previously played for Swansea’s rivals Cardiff and is returning to his homeland after Gerrard signed Croatia international Borna Barisic from NK Osijek.English goalkeeper Wes Foderingham – signed from Swindon three years ago – is another player who has been linked with a move this summer after losing his place to Allan McGregor.last_img read more

Game Rewind | UK runs away from Miss. State

first_imgRefresh often (or click here) for updates throughout the University of Kentucky’s 7 p.m. Wednesday game at Mississippi State.Final: UK 74, Mississippi State 56Boosted by a big run midway through the second half, UK moved to 28-0 with another double-digit victory. Trey Lyles scored a career-high 18 points, while Karl-Anthony Towns’ 12 points and 10 rebounds lifted the Cats when it was a 41-34 game at the 16-minute mark.“He’s the X factor,” Calipari said of Lyles. “He’s been sick, but he’s as good as anyone in the country.”While pointing out that guys such as Dakari Johnson and Tyler Ulis were just “OK” on Wednesday, he acknowledged “it’s hard to go through a season and play great every night.”Ulis still tallied 4 assists, while Andrew Harrison scored 16 points and Devin Booker 14.“We’re a different team when Andrew attacks and when Aaron attacks and they don’t settle,” Calipari added.See a full box score: Calipari’s postgame press conference: by CBS Sports3:42, 2H: UK, up 71-50 at the under-four, has four double-figure scorers — Trey Lyles (career-high 18 points), Aaron Harrison (16), Karl-Anthony Towns (11) and Devin Booker (11). At 27 of 54, the Cats have combined to hit exactly 50 percent of their shots.4:59, 2H: MSU finally hit on a Gavin Ware dunk. At the other end? Aaron Harrison threw down a one-handed alley oop. The Bulldogs then got a Fred Thomas jumper. Well, seven seconds later Devin Booker hustled down for an easy layup.The home team’s gassed and down 7`-48.Nasty block by KAT!!!7:16, 2H: What a run. At the under-eight timeout, UK’s on a 17-2 spurt having hit 8 of its last 10 shots. The Cats, boosted by a basket and foul by Trey Lyles into the break, lead 64-41 and have forced eight straight MSU misses. The last errant Bulldogs shot never had a chance, with Karl-Anthony Towns meeting Craig Sword for a rejection on a dunk attempt.9:22, 2H: Forget about the foul trouble. UK shoot it off to go on a 9-0 run, 11-1 extended, running away from a 41-37 lead to now take their largest advantage at 58-40. Timeout, MSU, after Karl-Anthony Towns’ soaring dunk capped the surge.Tweet by Kyle TuckerKarl-Anthony Towns’ throwdown tonight’s #SCTop10 nominee10:18, 2H: MSU, now playing zone and potentially tiring, has seen UK’s last three shots fall. Trey Lyles also came on for his first points of the half — two free throws give him 15 — and the lead is 53-40.11:27, 2H: Willie Cauley-Stein ran the break and got in on the action just before the under-12 timeout with an alley oop. UK leads 49-39, but out of the break — again — MSU is headed to the free throw line. The Bulldogs haven’t taken advantage of their chances there, going 13 of 22 so far. They’re a foul away from the double bonus.Booker to WCS13:50, 2H: Devin Booker’s starting to heat up, and at the right time for UK. MSU had pulled to within four before Karl-Anthony Towns hit a pair of free throws and Booker, off two dribbles, drilled a mid-range jumper to make it 45-37. Booker’s 4 of 7 from the field with 9 points.15:32, 2H: To the under-16 timeout, UK’s lead is seven, at 41-34. Individual foul trouble won’t be an issue for a Cats team with a nine-player rotation — Dakari Johnson’s three are the most by any of John Calipari’s bunch — though as a team they already have five this half. MSU will head to the free throw line, where the Bulldogs are 10 of 16, out of the break.Tweet by T.J. Walker16:21, 2H: MSU’s score sheet looks much like UK’s often does — even. Led by Craig Sword’s 8 points, eight Bulldogs in all have scored, and they’ve edged the Cats 6-3 to open the second half. It’s a 39-33 lead for UK, which is 1 of 5 from the field over the last 3:38.18:38, 2H: John Calipari urged his team to play faster in the first half. It’s MSU setting the pace to open the second. The Bulldogs have scored the first four points — and missed a pair of free throws, too — to make it 36-31.20:00, 2H: To open the second half, John Calipari’s sent out his White Platooners with Andrew Harrison on the floor as well.Tweet by Chris FisherHalftime: UK 36, MSU 27The Bulldogs were poised to head into the locker room on a 6-0 run, but a deep, deep Tyler Ulis 3-pointer on the Cats’ final possession foiled those plans. It was Ulis’ first make after three misses in a half UK led by as many as 14 but didn’t shoot particularly well.The Cats combined to go 14 of 30 (46.7 percent) from the field but closed on 2 of 8 shooting.Trey Lyles scored 13 points, one of his career-high for a game, while Aaron Harrison added 7. The Cats made all five of their free throws and out-rebounded MSU 17-13.See a full box score:!!!!1:08, 1H: Noted by the SEC network crew — should the Cats hold on to win tonight, and they lead 33-23 before the half, they’d already clinch a share of the regular-season conference title.Tweet by Lindsay Travis3:37, 1H: UK’s Karl-Anthony Towns drew a foul and hit a pair of free throws before the under-four break, again pushing the visitors to a double-digit lead at 31-21. The Cats have made MSU work for every bucket. The Bulldogs don’t yet have an assist on their nine makes.4:30, 1H: Just when things were going so well for UK, and Trey Lyles had tacked on his 14th point, MSU finally woke up. The Bulldogs reeeled off a 6-0 run over 1:01, hitting three straight buckets to pull within 29-21 and force a John Calipari timeout.Tweet by Evan Daniels6:44, 1H: On a basket and foul in the post, Trey Lyles is the first player tonight into double figures. He added a, giving him 11 points and boosting UK’s lead to 27-15, its largest advantage yet.7:57, 1H: An interesting lineup took UK into the under-eight timeout. Trey Lyles shifted to the four and Willie Cauley-Stein the five. The duo made the most of their spots to score the Cats’ most recent bucket, with Cauley-Stein rebounding a Lyles air ball before he too missed a shot. Lyles then jumped at the rim for his own board and a make.UK leads 24-13 as MSU’s missed its last 5 attempts.Tweet by Kyle Tucker10:06, 1H: UK’s rode an 8-0 run to its first double-digit lead, at 20-10, before Roquez Johnson hit a free throw to end an MSU scoring drought of 4:29. The advantage is nine for the Cats.11:29, 1H: With UK still up 18-10 at the under-12 timeout, Aaron Harrison has a team-high 5 points, Trey Lyles has added 4, and Andrew Harrison chipped in a 3-pointer. Five of the Cats’ 7 baskets were assisted.Block…2 on 1…Lyles 1 hand finish12:15, 1H: The Cats have clamped down defensively — and used two MSU turnovers — to force the Bulldogs into missing 6 of their last 8 attempts. In turn, UK’s stretched its lead to 18-10 with even scoring.15:55, 1H: UK gave up its lead, allowing a MSU rally, but it was only temporary. Off a missed Bulldogs shot, the Cats ran the court and finished with another Trey Lyles alley oop. Lyles did come down on a MSU defender, sending him to the bench to shake off a foot to the chest.At the under-16 timeout, UK’s advantage is 8-6. They’re 4 of 6 from the field with every point so far scored in the paint.Tweet by Kyle Tucker19:55, 1H: Make that two timeouts gone for MSU, whose Fred Thomas found himself trapped shortly out of the first one and needing assistance.19:21, 1H: MSU opened in man-to-man, and immediately Karl Towns lobbed to Trey Lyles for an alley-oop. The next trip up the court, Aaron Harrison drove for an easy layup. Already down 4-0, the host Bulldogs burned a timeout.20:00, 1H: In one of the strangest environments of the season, UK’s about to tip off. It’s snowing in Starkville, and students were some of the only fans who could make it. So much for a full-on blackout. But those in the arena’s upper level were allowed to move down and fill behind benches.Regular starters will open it up for the Cats, seeking a 28-0 start.Tweet by Kyle TuckerPREGAME: Before getting to the main events on its Southeastern Conference slate — back-to-back games against Arkansas and Georgia starting this Saturday — the Cats match up with lowly Mississippi State.The Bulldogs are under .500 on the season and enter an 18 1/2-point favorite on their home floor, 10,500-seat Humphrey Coliseum. It’s been since 2011 that MSU beat a ranked foe, but historically, the Bulldogs are decent against No 1 teams, dropping their last four such games by a combined 32 points.Stick with this blog for score updates, stats and a look at what local and national college basketball experts are saying about the Cats. If there’s a major highlight — yes, Willie Cauley-Stein is playing — we’ll embed it here, too.Tweet by Kentucky BasketballAll systems seem a go on the road, even though snow and ice are hitting Starkville, Miss. Fans there were lined up outside the arena despite that, ready for what’s been deemed a blackout game.Before tipoff, catch up with a game preview (, Q&A with John Calipari ( and more story lines ( by MSU Men’s BasketballProbable MSU StartersG I.J. ReadyG Travis DanielsG Craig SwordF Gavin WareF Roquez JohnsonProbable UK StartersG Andrew HarrisonG Aaron HarrisonF Trey LylesF Willie Cauley-SteinF Karl-Anthony Townslast_img

Georgia State’s Ron Hunter gives emotional post-game speech

first_imgIt’s been a whirlwind week for Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter, but he may have saved his best moment for last.First, his Panthers pulled off a nail-biter to beat Georgia Southern and win the Sun Belt tournament championship. Hunter tore his Achilles tendon in the ensuing victory celebration. That win landed his team a 14 seed in the NCAA tournament and a match-up against 3rd seeded Baylor.Down by 12 with less than 3 minutes to go, Ron’s son, RJ Hunter, went to work and led his team to one of the biggest upsets of the tournament so far — capped off by a three point shot with seconds to go to give his team a 1 point win.Despite their best efforts, the Panthers Cinderella run ended Saturday night with a 75-67 loss to Xavier. But Ron Hunter wasn’t done winning over the hearts of the nation.Speaking from the heart in the post-game press conference, Hunter talked about what he told his team. “I told them not to be sad, what a great week, what an unbelievable week, there’s nothing to be sad about especially for me, I’ll be honest with you, the greatest week of my life, the greatest time I’ve ever had to be a father, doing this with Kevin Ware and the rest of this team, I don’t want these guys to be sad … we helped Georgia State out. Georgia State people know about Georgia State, we’ll be back, we’re gonna get some young guys, it’s not even about that right now. As a coach best time of my life, and as a father … I love this kid, man. I love you.”Tweet by NCAA March Madness during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on March 21, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida.last_img read more

Chebu AROB appeal for sponsor

first_imgSoccer BY ALEX MUNME Bougainville’s Chebu AROB football club is seeking sponsors from within and out of the region to compete in the 2019-2020 national soccer league season. Bougainville football federation president, Justin Helele said after a successful stint last season where they finished in fifth place out of 26 teams, the appeal is now for corporate sponsors to support the franchise club. Helele said the 2019-2020 competition starts in October and to enter this year with a good achievement from last year is very encouraging. He said the team needed more than K500,000 for travel and accommodation for this years’ competition. “Last year, the team was based in Kimbe, West New Britain for five weeks and another five weeks in Kokopo, East New Britain,” he said. “This year, we need good corporate sponsors so we can have our team based in Buka or Arawa and play home and away games. We want to bring the games over to Bougainville to promote and showcase the quality of football in the region. “My appeal is for any coorporate sponsors to come forward with the funds so that our team can be based in the region,” he said. He said whoever becomes the major sponsor has the naming rights and their business name will be printed on the team uniforms to market their business throughout the season. He said last year, they had the support of the Autonomous Bougainville, South Bougainville MP Timothy Masiu, RTG mining company, Coastal Shipping and Bougainville regional MP Joe Lera as major sponsors. The president is also appealing for any interested people to fill the positions of the board of directors to run the club, team managers and coaches of the team. “Players selection has started and we will have the regional championship to finalise the team,” he said. Interested persons or corporate sponsors should contact Justin Helele on phone 72678567 or email: justinhelele2 @gmail.comlast_img read more

Hodgson hopeful over Oxlade-Chamberlain’s recovery

first_imgThe Arsenal midfielder injured his right knee during a warm-up match against Ecuador last Wednesday.Hodgson told reporters at England’s training camp in Rio de Janeiro that Oxlade-Chamberlain has been stepping up his recovery and the signs are positive.Hodgson is hopeful Oxlade-Chamberlain will have recovered for the June 19 match against Uruguay but said he could offer no guarantees.England opens its World Cup campaign against Italy on Saturday in Manaus.Hodgson denied reports captain Steven Gerrard had a groin injury.last_img read more

Ouseph into Swedish Masters quarters

first_imgRajiv Ouseph began his 2015 season with two victories at the Swedish Masters on Friday.Hounslow’s world number 27 is the top seed in Uppsala, and the only player in the tournament ranked inside the top 40.He enjoyed straight games wins over France’s Thomas Rouxel, 21-16, 21-11, and Netherlands’ Erik Meijs, 21-16, 21-13, to book his place in Saturday’s quarter-finals.AdChoices广告There, Ouseph will face a qualifier, Germany’s Fabian Roth, who accounted for fifth seed Petr Koukal.There was no such danger of an upset for Ouseph, as he first overcame world number 77 Rouxel on Friday morning.The west Londoner powered away in the middle of the opening game, as 8-7 quickly became 17-9. At 20-11, Rouxel saved five game points but Ouseph had enough credit in the bank to prevent a comeback and seal it at the sixth attempt.The lead alternated several times at the start of the second game. But at 10-9, Ouseph once again hit his stride to win 11 of the next 13 points – including six in a row – and underline his higher ranking.It was a similar story against Meijs, the world number 84.There was little between the pair for much of the first game, but Ouseph grabbed his chance at 15-14 and six points out of eight saw him clinch it.The 28-year-old Englishman kept his nose in front throughout the second game, seeing off mini fightbacks by Meijs to lead 14-12.And his sprint finish kicked in again, closing the match out by winning seven of the final eight points.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Injury problem makes Burnley send player to specialist for ‘second opinion’

first_imgBurnley’s Steven Defour was struggling with a knee injury at the start of 2018 and the midfielder was forced to undergo surgery. This kept the 30-year-old out of action for the second part of the last season and he also failed to make it to the World Cup with Belgium.After recovering from the injury, the former Porto man returned to action in September and went on to make nine starts in all competitions, including six starts in the league this term.Defour last made an appearance for the Clarets in his side’s FA Cup defeat to Manchester City and has been sidelined since then with a calf problem.According to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, the issue with the calf continues to bother the player and due to the injury problem, Sean Dyche’s side have sent him to visit a specialist for a ‘second opinion’.Embed from Getty ImagesThe report from HLN does not provide any update as to how long Defour will be out of action or what was found by the Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more