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Two PoK boys held after Uri attack handed over to Pak

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first_imgTwo teenage boys from PoK, against whom the NIA dropped charges of conspiracy in the Uri terror strike, were on Friday reunited with their families at the Wagah border after spending nearly six months in detention. Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed had been handed over to the Jammu-based 16 Corps of the army this week after the probe agency came to the conclusion that the two had strayed into the Indian side after a tiff with their parents due to the pressure of studies. Border Security Force handed Awan and Khursheed to the Pakistan Rangers at the Wagah border, where their family members were present to greet them. ‘Extremely happy’“I am extremely happy to see my son among us. I am thankful to the governments of Pakistan and India for the safe release of my son,” Awan’s father told reporters at the Wagah border. He said the families of both the boys had suffered extreme mental pain after they were arrested in India. “The boys crossed over to the Indian side from Kashmir by mistake. Both governments must evolve some mechanism to deal with such cases on humanitarian grounds,” he said. Awan’s brother Abdul Mustafa said Awan will now go back to his school and continue studies. “At times we had lost hope to see Awan among us. We are thankful to God, both governments and the media,” he said. The Army’s unit at Uri had detained the boys and questioned them at length after the September 18 attack on its camp in which 19 personnel were killed. The NIA had said that the evidence collected in the form of statements, technical analysis of their mobile phones, seized GPS devices and other circumstantial evidence collected by the NIA “did not reveal any linkage of the suspects with the Uri attackers“. ‘Acted as guides’The Army had detained the two on September 23, barely days after the terror strike, and claimed that the two had allegedly acted as guides of the four terrorists who carried out the attack on the Uri garrison in North Kashmir. On September 18 last year, four heavily armed militants had stormed the Uri army base camp, killing 19 soldiers and injuring a few others. The NIA had taken over the investigation in the case from the state police. The two youths were arrested by the BSF and the Army in a joint operation.last_img read more

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Mohali Test: Disciplined India contain England despite Jonny Bairstow 89

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first_imgJonny Bairstow’s composed 89 helped England survive some atrocious top order shot-making and reach 268 for eight at close of play on the first day of the third Test against India on Saturday. (Scorecard)Alastair Cook won an important toss but the tourists conceded much of the advantage with poor shot selection and could have been in a deeper hole but for India’s poor catching and Bairstow’s dogged resistance.The keeper-batsman featured in 50-plus partnerships with Ben Stokes and the recalled Jos Buttler to revive England, who are 1-0 down in the five-match series. (Day 1 Highlights)Adil Rashid was batting on four at stumps with Gareth Batty, replacing the injured Zafar Ansari, yet to open his account.Wary of batting fourth on a spinning track, Cook asked the hosts to bowl but his top order were unable to vindicate the decision at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium.Paceman Umesh Yadav drew first blood when he got Haseeb Hameed caught for nine at gully with a delivery that kicked up off a length.Home captain Virat Kohli introduced spin in the 13th over and Jayant Yadav responded by dismissing Joe Root for 15 in his second over.England’s batting mainstay fluffed a pull shot across the line and was trapped leg-before to a perfectly innocuous delivery from the off-spinner.Cook, meanwhile, led a charmed life at the other end with Ravindra Jadeja failing to pouch an edge and Ravichandran Ashwin spilling a sitter. Mohammed Shami was the luckless bowler on both occasions.Ashwin redeemed himself 10 minutes later with his very first delivery, which Cook edged to wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel. Cook made 27 but his dismissal came from a rash shot chasing a wide delivery.advertisementShami finally tasted success when he bounced out Moeen Ali for 16 but Bairstow and Stokes steadied the innings with a 57-run stand before another touring batsman decided to throw his wicket away.Stokes, on 29, marched down the pitch to Jadeja only to miss the ball and Patel, replacing the injured Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps, had all the time in the world to whip off the bails.Bairstow teamed up with Buttler to add 69 runs for the sixth wicket in a relatively more productive second session.Buttler fell for 43, when he trotted out to chip Jadeja to Kohli at extra cover in yet another soft dismissal.The right-hander missed his half-century but still scored 25 more runs than Ben Duckett, who he replaced in the side, amassed in his three innings in India.Bairstow got a reprieve when Patel dropped him off Yadav but the off-spinner trapped the batsman lbw with the very next delivery.England reviewed the decision but Bairstow’s 260-minute vigil, during which he faced 177 balls and hit six boundaries, was over.Chris Woakes, replacing the injured Stuart Broad, made 25.last_img read more

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India best team in World Cup 2019, way better than Pakistan: Sachin Tendulkar

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first_imgBatting great Sachin Tendulkar said India have proved they are way better than Pakistan in recent times with the dominant win over their arch-rivals in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 meeting in Manchester on Sunday.The rivalry between India and Pakistan was talked up in the lead up to the big Old Trafford clash of World Cup 2019. Pakistan had never (have never) beaten India in a World Cup clash but the hype around Sunday’s match hit the roof.Pakistan had won their last meeting in an ICC tournament before Sunday — the ICC Champions Trophy final in 2017. However, India managed to extend their World Cup domination on Sunday, making it 7-0 at the biggest stage of world cricket.The gulf in class between the two teams was visible as Virat Kohli’s men outplayed Sarfaraz Ahmed-led Pakistan in all three departments of the game. India posted 336 for 5 before restricting Pakistan to 212 and clinching an 89-run win in a rain-affected match at the Old Trafford.”India are certainly way better than Pakistan. Almost everyone would say that. That is looking at the numbers also. How convincingly we have been able to beat them. It’s there for everyone to see,” Sachin Tendulkar told India Today from Manchester.Sachin Tendulkar said Pakistan fell behind when they failed to take early wickets on Sunday. Rohit Sharma and his new opening partner in KL Rahul added 136 runs for the opening stand — the most by an Indian duo against Pakistan in a World Cup match.”I have always said this, if you don’t pick up early wickets vs India, we are going to invariably be scoring 325-plus. We have the firepower to hurt opposition if we lay a solid foundation and don’t lose wickets upfront. We will do it 8 out of 10 times. And the kind of depth, we have. Today, after that start, Virat came and that partnership was critical. Hardik came and he played some shots,” Tendulkar added.”All these small, small contributions matter. At the end, if you look at the total, it was a mammoth total.advertisement”Trust me, because of the rain, India lost a little bit of momentum at the end. Otherwise, we would have scored about 15 runs more.”‘India are a top team, must take the foot off the pedal only after July 14’Sachin Tendulkar, meanwhile, opined that India are the best team at World Cup 2019 and that the clash against hosts and pre-tournament favourites England on June 30 is the one to look forward to.However, the batting great insisted that India won’t be complacent even after their commanding win over Pakistan.”India is the best team in the tournament. India and England is going to be a big game. England is a well-balanced team and they bat deep. But the way India is playing right now they are a top team,” Tendulkar said.He added: “The way we have played today [vs Pakistan], it’s a fantastic result. India has played really well and covered all the aspects. If we continue doing this then good things will happen to us.”You could still say one step at a time rather than saying we have one foot in the semi-final. The dressing room also would not be thinking ‘now we are almost in the semis, let’s take it easy’. You don’t want to take the foot off the pedal. You can take your foot off the pedal only on the 14th of July.”Also Read | India vs Pakistan: Rohit Sharma batting at a different level, says Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | India vs Pakistan: I had told Kuldeep ‘don’t worry, ho jaayega,’ says Sachin Tendulkarlast_img read more

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PRESIDENT TRUMP TO RETURN TO IOWA THURSDAY

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first_imgA northeast Iowa Republican congressman says President Donald Trump will visit Dubuque to attend a roundtable Thursday.Rep. Rod Blum announced the visit Sunday.State GOP Chairman Jeff Kaufmann spoke about the President at a party fundraiser Friday night in Des Moines:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/PRESDUB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………..always. :12President Trump last visited Dubuque in January 2016 when he was campaigning for the GOP’s presidential nomination.Blum is facing a re-election challenge from Democrat Abby Finkenauer, who also is a Dubuque native.Radio Iowa contributed to this storylast_img

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Winter Paralympics: the best bits from the Pyeongchang Games

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first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Oksana Masters: from Chernobyl to Pyeongchang Paralympics golds Ekaterina Rumyantseva returned to Russia as the Neutral Paralympic Athletes with the most gold medals Photograph: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS Since you’re here… Facebook Facebook features Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gold medallist Menna Fitzpatrick of Britain and her guide Jennifer Kehoe, silver medallist Henrieta Farkasova of Slovakia and her guide Natalia Subrtova, and bronze medallist Millie Knight of Britain and her guide Brett Wild on the podium Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters The British alpine para-skiiers received a large amount of funding in the run-up to Pyeongchang – £2.7m. “We had so much funding and support after Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans won their gold [in Sochi] so I only hope we will create the same after ours,” said Fitzpatrick.The Paralympics GB chef de mission, Penny Briscoe, said: “We came into these Games with clear potential on snow and ice. I’m proud of every one of the 17 athletes in this team. Even away from the medals, there have been some stunning performances and personal bests.”The Neutral Paralympic AthletesOne country that didn’t take part – officially – was Russia. The International Paralympic Committee had suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee as an anti-doping measure, but in January announced that Russian athletes meeting strict criteria could apply for slots in five events, and compete as Neutral Paralympic Athletes. Thirty competitors were able to take advantage of this, and they propelled the NPA team to second place in the overall medals table.Three athletes in particular shone, with Ekaterina Rumyantseva taking three golds and two silvers in biathlon and cross-country skiing. In the same disciplines compatriot Mikhalina Lysova won two golds, three silver and a bronze, and Anna Milenina took home two golds and three silvers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Oksana Masters carrying the US flag in the closing ceremony in Pyeongchang Photograph: THOMAS LOVELOCK / HANDOUT/EPA Securing the future of the ParalympicsThe closing ceremony saw the formal handover of the Paralympic flag from Pyeongchang to the 2022 host city, Beijing. The Chinese capital will become the first city to have hosted both the summer and winter Paralympics.And the future of the Paralympics is looking assured after an agreement signed with the IOC which ensures the two organisations will continue to cooperate up until at least 2032. It means that the IOC will continue to insist that successful Olympic bid cities will also host the Paralympics in the same year at the same venues, and gives financial stability to the IPC for the next 14 years.“There can be no doubts that the IPC and the Paralympic movement would not be where it is today without the support and co-operation with the IOC” said the IPC president, Andrew Parsons. “Both organisations share a passion that sport can change lives and that sport can change the world. Working together will further the impact both of ours work has on society.” Twitter Share on WhatsApp Facebook In January Bibian Mentel-Spee underwent surgery for a cancerous tumour in her neck. By March the Dutch Paralympian was winning gold medals in South Korea. Since having the lower part of one leg amputated Mentel-Spee has survived multiple cancer surgeries and radiotherapy to emerge triumphant in snowboarding. She took gold in both the snowboard cross and the banked slalom.Brenna Huckaby was another bone cancer survivor on the podium in the snowboarding. She took the snowboard cross and banked slalom golds in the SB-LL1, having, prior to the Games, become the first amputee Paralympian to appear in the annual Sports Illustrated swimwear issue.Chernoby victim wins gold for the USA Bibian Mentel-Spee takes Paralympic gold two months after cancer surgery From L-R: Japan’s Yoshihiro Nitta (silver), Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Kolyadin (gold), Canada’s Bronze Medalists Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto (bronze) Photograph: Thomas Lovelock/AFP/Getty Images Read more Declan Farmer (second left) of the USA scores a goal against Canada in the Ice Hockey gold medal game Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images Country debuts and first gold medalsAs well as a larger audience, the Pyeongchang Games featured more athletes taking part from more countries than ever before. A record 20 different nations earned at least one gold medal, and 26 out of the 49 countries taking part won at least one medal, a higher percentage than at any Paralympics since Lillehammer in 1994.Georgia, North Korea and Tajikistan all took part in the Winter Paralympics for the first time. China, who host the next edition, won gold at the Games for the very first time, as did Kazakhstan. Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Records set for Paralympics GBThe British Paralympic team will return home on Monday boasting of a successful Games, having hit their medal target of between six and 12 medals. The seven medals won was one more than in Sochi.All of the medals were down to work of two Paralympians and their guides. Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight won medals across a range of alpine skiing disciplines, with Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe winning Britain’s gold medal on the final morning of the Games. Fitzpatrick said she wanted to celebrate with a “proper cup of English tea”. By taking four medals in total, the 19 year old became the most decorated British Winter Paralympian of all-time. The 12th Winter Paralympics have come to an end in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are a pick of the highlights from 10 days of action, featuring athletes from 49 countries.Records broken all aroundIt’s traditional for every Games to be hailed as “the best ever” in the celebratory speeches at the closing ceremony, but Pyeongchang truly did set a number of new records for the Winter Paralympics. The number of tickets sold exceeded those sold at Sochi, and were the most ever, with the audience for the Winter Paralympics tripling since the 2006 Turin edition.Brian McKeever set a record by wining his 13th Paralympic gold in his fifth appearance at the Games. He’s now the most decorated Canadian Paralympian of all time, and the most successful Paralympian cross-country skier of all-time. Henrieta Farkasova, competing in the visually impaired alpine skiing, was the most decorated athlete – with four golds and a silver to take home to Slovakia. An extra bronze is requiredSome critics have cited small numbers of competitors in some sports and large winning margins as evidence that the Winter Paralympics are not always functional as competitive sports. That was emphatically not the case in the men’s 1.5km standing cross-country skiing. Even a photo-finish couldn’t split Canada’s Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto in third place, and so they were each awarded a bronze medal, leading to the rare sight of a medal and victory ceremony featuring four athletes on the podium. Oksana Masters finally won gold at her third Paralympics, to add to a bronze earned in the rowing in London in 2012, and a bronze and silver in cross-country skiiing earned at Sochi. Masters was adopted from a Ukrainian orphange after suffering birth defects thought to be caused by radiation from the Chernobyl disaster. She dedicated the gold medal to her mother, and was given the honour of carrying the flag for the USA in the closing ceremony. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Brian McKeever celebrates victory in the Cross-country skiing visually impaired men’s 1.5km sprint classic final Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Cancer survivors dominate the snowboarding … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter Twitter Read more Share via Email Topics Twitter Disability and sport Share on Twitter Kim Jong-hyon was one of only two Winter Paralympians to represent North Korea, who made their national debut in the Pyeongchang Games hosted by their neighbours Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP The Canada – USA ice hockey rivalryThe two North American powerhouses were kept apart at the group stages, and both cruised to the final. The USA conceded only one goal en route to the gold medal match, Canada conceded none. Remarkably, given their track records in the sport, it was the first time they had met each other in a Paralympics gold medal game.The Canadians were just 37 seconds away from reclaiming the gold medal they had last won in 2006 in Turin. But Declan Farmer had other ideas. He tied the match up at 1-1, and then scored again in sudden-death overtime to give the US their third consecutive para ice hockey gold. The gold helped the USA top the medal table for the first time since 1992. 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Expanding Access to Essential Maternal Health Commodities

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first_imgPosted on November 5, 2010November 13, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Please join the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative, the Maternal Health Task Force, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the ninth event of the series on Advancing Policy Dialogue on Maternal Health. Please RSVP to globalhealth@wilsoncenter.org with your name and affiliation. About the event: Postpartum hemorrhage, eclampsia, and unsafe abortion are some of the leading causes of maternal deaths in developing countries. Maternal health supplies such as oxytocin, misoprostol, manual vacuum aspirators, and magnesium sulfate are crucial tools needed for effective interventions to address these issues. In order to expand access to these maternal health commodities increased research and coordination is needed to improve supply chain mechanisms and health care training.Melodie Holden, president, Venture Strategies Innovations, will discuss what maternal health supplies are available and share lessons learned for distributing these supplies to trained health care workers. Elizabeth Leahy Madsen, senior research associate, Population Action International, will discuss the access challenges and gaps in supply chain mechanisms. John Skibiak, director of the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, will address the feasibility of integrating maternal health supplies into existing family planning supply mechanisms. Dotian Wanogo Ali, chief technical advisor of reproductive health supplies, UNFPA, will share experiences and lessons learned for implementation of family planning and maternal health supply chains in Madagascar.About the Maternal Health Policy SeriesThe reproductive and maternal health community finds itself at a critical point, drawing increased attention and funding, but still confronting more than 350,000 deaths each year and a high unmet need for family planning. The Policy Dialogue series seeks to galvanize the community by focusing on important issues within the maternal health community. The Wilson Center’s Global Health Initiative is pleased to present this series with its co-conveners, the Maternal Health Task Force and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and is grateful to USAID’s Bureau for Global Health for further technical assistance.If you are interested, but unable to attend the event, please tune into the live or archived webcast. The webcast will begin approximately 10 minutes after the posted meeting time. Powerpoint presentations will be available online prior to meeting time. You will need Windows Media Player to watch the webcast. To download the free player, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download.Directions: Woodrow Wilson Center at the Ronald Reagan Building: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (“Federal Triangle” stop on Blue/Orange Line), 5th floor conference room. A map to the Center is available at www.wilsoncenter.org/directions. Note: Photo identification is required to enter the building. Please allow additional time to pass through security.Share this: Expanding Access to Essential Maternal Health CommoditiesNovember 30, 20109:30 – 11:30 a.m.5th Floor Conference RoomWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWFeaturing:Dotian Wanogo Ali, Chief Technical Advisor Reproductive Health Supplies, UNFPA Madagascar (Invited)Melodie Holden, President, Venture Strategies InnovationsElizabeth Leahy Madsen, Senior Research Associate, Population Action InternationalJohn Skibiak, Director, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (Invited)Moderated by Werner Haug, Director of Technical Division, UNFPA ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

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10 months agoFC Sion attacker Fortune: Tough to turn down Mertesacker and Arsenal

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say FC Sion attacker Fortune: Tough to turn down Mertesacker and Arsenalby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFC Sion attacker Yassin Fortune has explained leaving Arsenal this summer.The 19 year-old rejected a new contract offer from the Gunners to sign permanently with the Swiss outfit.He told Foot Mercato: “Arsenal had offered to extend four years. But I started to join the pros. Arsenal is a great club, but I needed playing time. I had to play, and I preferred to leave. “It was difficult to stay at Arsenal in the sense that there were big names and a new coach (Unai Emery). I spoke with Per Mertesacker who made me a little hesitant.”He really wanted me to stay. But I felt that the best solution was to leave. At that time I did not yet have contact with Sion, but with other clubs. I was contacted by Sion fifteen days after my decision to leave. I had a preference to return to France but despite some contacts it is Sion who had my preference.” last_img read more

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College Football Playoff Rankings Unveiled By Selection Committee For Week 11

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first_imgCollege Football Playoff bracket.Twitter/@Adam_Longname None of last week’s top four teams lost, but that doesn’t mean the week was without its College Football Playoff drama. Baylor, ranked sixth last week, fell to No. 12 Oklahoma at home, giving the Sooners a big boost this week. Stanford, which was ranked seventh last week, fell to Oregon, all but knocking the Pac-12 out of the running for one of the four spots, barring some extreme craziness. LSU’s loss to Arkansas also makes the SEC a two horse race, as far as playoff berths are concerned.The selection committee just unveiled its third rankings of the year on ESPN. Here is the full Top 25:1. Clemson 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Notre Dame pic.twitter.com/ayBIEp6c4E— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 20155. Iowa 6. Oklahoma State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 20157. Oklahoma 8. Florida 9. Michigan State 10. Baylor— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 201511. Stanford 12. Michigan 13. Utah 14. Florida State 15. LSU— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 201516. Navy 17. North Carolina 18. TCU 19. Houston 20. Northwestern— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 201521. Memphis 22. Mississippi 23. Oregon 24. Southern California 25. Wisconsin— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 2015How’d they do this week, football fans?last_img read more

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Scorpio Tankers Pounces on Newbuildings

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first_imgzoom Tanker owner Scorpio Tankers has reached an agreement to purchase two LR2 product tankers currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) for approximately USD 60 million each. These vessels are expected to be delivered in January 2015. Scorpio has not revealed the name of the seller.The company has also taken delivery of two LR2 and one MR product tanker earlier this November.STI Sloane LR2 tanker was delivered from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, and upon delivery the vessel began a voyage for 45 days at approximately USD 30,000 per day.STI Broadway LR2  tanker was delivered from DSME and began a 45-day voyage at approximately USD 30,000 per day.STI Milwaukee, an MR product tanker, was delivered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of South Korea and immediately began a time charter for up to 120 days at approximately USD 18,000 per day.Press Releaselast_img read more

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New Board Members Announced

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first_imgInnovacorp announced the appointment of two new members to its board of directors today, Nov. 9. The new appointments are David Wilson, president of Wilsons Security, and Dawn Umlah, chief operating officer of Spring Loaded Technology. “I have worked with many early stage growth companies, and I look forward to helping Innovacorp build on the existing momentum in the Nova Scotia startup community,” said Mr. Wilson. “It’s an exciting time to be involved with Innovacorp for the great work they do for technology innovation and entrepreneurship.” Mr. Wilson has extensive venture capital experience as an early stage investor and board member. Prior to becoming the president of Wilsons Security, he worked in the venture capital industry since the start of his career in 1993, when he joined TA Associates. He has been a member of Innovacorp’s investment committee since October 2011. Ms. Umlah is a proven company builder. She brings extensive experience in assisting startups and small, growing companies in the technology sectors. She has held leadership roles with more than 15 high-growth technology companies and several venture-backed companies. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Umlah was an investment manager and entrepreneur in residence at Innovacorp. “Innovacorp plays a critical role in advancing Nova Scotia’s economic growth strategy,” said Geoff MacLellan, Minister of Business. “I congratulate Mr. Wilson and Ms. Umlah on their appointments to the board and look forward to working with them on growing our vibrant startup community and creating more opportunities for Nova Scotians.” As of October 2017, members of Innovacorp’s board of directors are: Chair: Rodney F. Burgar, president and CEO, Accelerator Inc. Richard Florizone, president, Dalhousie University Bill Gullage, president, W. R. Gullage Consulting Inc. Chris Huskilson, president and CEO, Emera Inc. Susan J. McIsaac, managing partner, McIsaac Darragh Chartered Accountants Dawn Umlah, COO, Spring Loaded Technology David Wilson, president, Wilsons Security. Innovacorp is Nova Scotia’s early stage venture capital organization. It works to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia startups that strive to change the world. Early stage investment is at the core of Innovacorp’s business model. It also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice and other support to help them accelerate their companies. Target industries include information technology, life sciences, clean technology and ocean technology.last_img read more

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Child welfare agency points finger at Sioux Lookout hospital over suicide of

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first_imgKenneth Jackson, Todd LamirandeNation to NationNation to Nation has an exclusive update in the $5.9 million lawsuit filed over the death of Kanina Sue Turtle, 15, who filmed her suicide in a Sioux Lookout, Ont. foster home.A third-party claim has been filed against the Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre and what appears to be every doctor, nurse or counsellor that treated Turtle in the days leading up to her death Oct. 29, 2016.The claim was filed last week by Tikinagan Child and Family Services.“Tikinagan pleads that Kanina’s untimely death and its resulting damages were the result of the joint and/or several negligence of the Third Parties,” Tikinagan alleges.The Turtle family first sued Tikinagan back in September alleging her “wrongful” death could have been prevented in part because she was left alone in her room for 46 minutes before anyone checked on her.That foster home is owned and operated by Tikinagan.The third party claim now draws in nearly everyone that had contact with Turtle before she died. The Meno-Ya-Win hospital has not responded to a request for comment from Nation to Nation.The claim also allows the judge, if Tikinagan is found to be liable, to spread out the damages among all parties.Turtle’s condition was well-known to everyone in contact with her in the weeks leading up to her death. She was struggling with suicidal thoughts and severe self-harming.Tikinagan’s claim lists all the times it took Turtle to Meno-Ya-Win, which it alleges failed to ensure Turtle received “appropriate assessment and treatment by a qualified psychiatrist.”There’s a long list of alleged negligence in the claim.“(Meno-Ya-Win) failed to provide suicide counselling services and therapeutic counselling in a timely fashion which were appropriate to Kanina, who they knew was at risk of suicide and self-harm,” Tikinagan alleges.It goes on the say staff were “insufficiently trained or incompetent”.The claim also alleges Turtle was under 24-hour watch for approximately 48 hours, two days before her death which was not previously known, at least publicly.Tikinagan alleges Turtle was last assessed Oct. 27 by a doctor at Meno-Ya-Win and “no further continued one-on-one supervision was ordered.”The next day Turtle ran away with her girlfriend and didn’t return until the morning of Oct. 29.She died hours later when Tikinagan says its worker in the home was making Turtle dinner. They allege the worker was gone for just over 30 minutes. The video shows it was over 46 minutes.Tikinagan also takes aim at the Sioux Lookout First Nation Health Authority, particularly a counsellor that was supposed to be treating Turtle before she died.APTN previously reported that Turtle missed every appointment with the counsellor, Violet Tuesday, in the five days before her death. Tuesday made notes, which were obtained by APTN, that detail her difficulty reaching Tikinagan because Turtle wasn’t attending appointments.Tikinagan’s claim doesn’t mention this. It does say they showed up for one appointment on Oct. 26, however the counsellor was late and couldn’t meet with Turtle.The health authority didn’t respond to a request for comment.Nation to Nation also speaks to the chief of a Pictou Landing First Nation who appeared before a Senate committee early this week that is studying how energy projects are approved.“It is important to have that dialogue with Indigenous people. And especially if there’s gonna be an industry that’s going to have an impact,” Chief Andrea Paul said.As well, we have the latest from a First Nation entrepreneur who is trying to turn coffee into clean drinking water on First Nations across Canada.Mark Marsolais-Nahwegahbow said Birch Bark Coffee Company is taking off but what he started is turning out to be about a lot more than just water.kjackson@aptn.caThe Canada Suicide Prevention Service enables callers anywhere in Canada to access crisis support using the technology of their choice (phone, text or chat), in French or English:Phone: toll-free 1-833-456-4566Text: 45645Chat: crisisservicescanada.caWatch the full episode of Nation To Nation here:last_img read more

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Mines and unexploded ordnance taking heavy toll on Chads children says UN

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Some 95 people have been killed by mines and UXO this year in Chad, of whom 17 were killed and 78 injured, the majority of them children. In the most recent incident on 28 August, one child was killed and five injured when a UXO they were playing with exploded in the eastern Chadian village of Tine, on the border with Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region. Two of the five wounded children had limbs amputated.“This is one more occurrence, in a fatal wave of UXO explosions affecting innocent civilians and especially children,” said Jean-François Basse, Child Protection Specialist with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Chadian capital, N’Djamena. Prior to that, four people were killed and 30 wounded when a UXO exploded in a crowded market in N’Djamena on 4 August. “This is just one of the dramatic aspects of continued civil warfare in this country,” Eliane Duthoit from the Office of the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Chad said. In a recent report, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that children continue to be the primary victims of the conflict in Chad – where Government forces have been battling rebel groups – whether they are recruited as soldiers, killed or hurt by landmines or denied humanitarian access.The political, military and security situation in Chad remains “highly volatile,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote. “As a result, children are made to suffer.”“Most of the problems are in the east and south-east of the country, but also in other areas affected by the latest rounds of fighting, including indeed the capital,” said Eva Faye of the UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), which is working to support the Chadian National Demining Centre in clearing the country’s territory of mines and UXO. UNOPS, together with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), has been supporting the Chadian authorities since 1998 in devising mine action initiatives. In addition, UNICEF conducts awareness campaigns among refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local communities on the dangers posed by mines and UXO. While Chad’s Humanitarian Appeal for 2008 includes three projects in the mine action sector, totaling just over $1 million, none of them are underway due to lack of funding. 30 August 2008Mines and unexploded ordnance (UXO) are taking a heavy toll on Chadian civilians, particularly children who make up the majority of the victims of the deadly scourge in the African nation, according to the United Nations. read more

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Hunger in Yemen WFP considers aid suspension in face of repeated interference

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In a statement, Senior Spokesperson for the World Food Programme (WFP), Herve Verhoosel, said that after more than four years of brutal conflict between Houthis and a Government-led coalition for control of the country, “our greatest challenge does not come from the guns” but instead “the obstructive and uncooperative role of some of the Houthi leaders in areas under their control.”He said humanitarians working in Yemen were being denied access to the hungry, with aid convoys blocked, and local authorities interfering with who gets food.‘This has to stop’“There have been repeated obstacles placed in the way of our independent selection of beneficiaries…This phased suspension of WFP operations will be taken as a last resort – WFP’s Herve VerhooselHe said after repeated warnings to stop diverting food, progress with violators now needed to be made. “This phased suspension of WFP operations will be taken as a last resort and we will do everything within our powers to ensure that the weakest and most vulnerable – especially children – do not suffer.” He added that relief efforts which “directly target malnourished children and women will continue, in order to mitigate any regrettable impact that a partial suspension may have on their health and well-being. We owe this to the people of Yemen and our international donors who support our operation.”The Senior Spokesperson noted that some of the Houthi leaders had made “positive commitments” and were working closely with WFP to allow a “fully independent humanitarian process of selecting the most needy” to become a reality. But others had “unfortunately broken assurances they gave us”.He said a previous impasse with the Saudi-led coalition in 2017, had been successfully resolved over their refusal to allow new cranes and vital aid shipments into the crucial port of Hudaydah: “The coalition leaders listened and in time, the cranes were delivered, and the port was reopened to aid.”WFP still hopes that good sense will prevail and a suspension will not happen”, said Mr. Verhoosel. “The ultimate responsibility for the welfare of their people lies with the Yemeni leadership.  If WFP is allowed to deliver an operation that meets minimum international standards, we are still ready to play our part and to ensure a better future for the millions of Yemenis who are struggling to feed their families.”Around 360,000 children in Yemen are suffering severe acute malnutrition, and UN relief chief Mark Lowcock, told the Security Council last week that the “spectre of famine still looms”, with a resurgence of deadly cholera sickening 300,000 Yemenis this year alone. read more

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Haskins steps forward as a leader as Buckeyes hit stride

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been throwing touchdown passes and impressing NFL scouts all season, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer thinks his quarterback became a fully legitimate leader once he showed he was willing to run the ball.That didn’t happen until two weeks ago in the narrow overtime win over Maryland, when Haskins — a pro-style, drop-back passer — flashed his toughness in short-yardage situations and rushed for three touchdowns, including one in overtime.“He dropped his pads at the toughest time in the game against a very good defence and got that yard,” Meyer said. “I can’t tell you how many times we’ve told him and how many times I’ve told him, the job of the quarterback is to get the first down.”Said Haskins: “I definitely thought that gave the team an energy and a certain vibe for me. And I thought the team fed off that.”Last week against Michigan, Haskins, a redshirt sophomore, made a statement on the team’s first offensive play, pulling the ball and running for a 9-yard gain. He’d go on to throw a school record-tying six touchdown passes in the 62-39 upset of the Wolverines that put the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Championship and back into the national championship discussion.Haskins leads the No. 6 Buckeyes against No. 21 Northwestern in the conference championship game on Saturday, with a chance to get back to the College Football Playoff if some other pieces fall into place.“Coaches aren’t on the field, there’s 10 other guys looking at him on every snap and he better get the right answer, and they better trust and believe in him,” Meyer said.The 21-year-old Haskins has become a more demanding and vocal leader on the field as he achieved more success, taking on a greater role in directing and motivating teammates, even when it was uncomfortable.“You get that vibe that you’re able to do things that you haven’t been able to do before,” Haskins said. “Each game, each practice, you feel a little bit more respect and energy and guys leaning toward you to get the energy from you.”Fifth-year senior receiver and captain Terry McLaurin said Haskins’ development has coincided with Ohio State putting together a complete and dominating team game against Michigan.“He’s invested (from) the standpoint of being a leader, motivating the young guys, motivating the offensive line, the defence if they’re struggling and just being more of the face of our team,” McLaurin said.Whether or not Haskins departs early for the NFL — he’s projected to be a first-round pick — he’ll go into the record books as having the best season of any quarterback in Big Ten history. His 4,081 yards and 42 touchdowns are conference records. The touchdown total is best in the nation and the passing yardage is second behind Gardner Minshew at Washington State.The Buckeyes have the No. 2 offence nationally (543.9 yards per game), behind only Oklahoma (583.9).He said there will come a time when he he’ll think about leaving for the NFL after just one year as a starter at Ohio State, but right now he’s focused on beating Northwestern. He’s got the size (6-foot-3, 220 pounds), the strong arm and the quick release demanded of an NFL quarterback.“It’s a whirlwind,” he acknowledged this week. “I’m just really blessed.”Haskins, a likely Heisman Trophy finalist, has been Big Ten offensive player of the week for a record six times, one more than Buckeyes quarterback Troy Smith in his Heisman Trophy-winning season of 2006.“He is a complete quarterback,” Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “First of all, what jumps out is his poise, his accuracy, his understanding of the offence, and he just does a phenomenal job of taking what the defence gives him. And to have that touchdown ratio of 42 to seven is spectacular. If I had a Heisman Trophy ballot, I’d vote for him.”___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25___Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacyMitch Stacy, The Associated Press read more

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Mahaicony 1 dead 4 injured as car slams into parked lorry

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Police are investigating an accident which occurred on the Dantzig Public Road, Mahaicony, East coast Demerara, about 12:35hrs on Thursday involving motor car HC 6644 driven by Terrence Mc Donald, 41, of lot 54 Bagots Street, Rosignol, West Coast Berbice and motor lorry GPP 3715 which was stationary on the southern side of the road. Enquiries disclosed that the car was proceeding west along the southern driveway with four occupants- one of whom has been identified as Saulita Malikish- allegedly at a fast rate, on a wet surface and negotiated a right bend, lost control and collided with the front left side of the lorry.The driver and Malikish who received severe injuries were taken out of the mangled vehicle in an unconscious state, by public spirited citizens and rushed to the Mahaicony Hospital. They were later transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and admitted in the Intensive Care Unit, where the Driver succumbed.The other occupants, Gary Wilson, 19,Wilfred Wilson, 43, both of Rosignol, West Coast Berbice and Steve James, 28, of lot 129 No. 22 Village, Bel Air, West Coast Berbice were treated for minor injuries at the Mahaicony Hospital and sent away. Investigation is in progress. According to the Police, Mc Donald died about 18:00hrs whilst being admitted at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation Intensive Care Unit. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTruck driver killed in Mahaicony accidentDecember 28, 2018In “Crime”Berbice woman killed as car slams into parked lorryApril 16, 2018In “Crime”11-Y-0 killed in Berbice road accidentNovember 16, 2015In “Crime” read more

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Rnić buzzerbeater for 3030 against Romania

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← Previous Story Kielce promote Bombač – Čupić on Vardar target! Next Story → Russia win Riga Council Cup 2015 Serbia avoided defeat against Romania 30:30 (13:17) in the last match in 2015 in front of home fans in Belgrade with Momir Rnić goal only four seconds before the final whistle. Serbs played without some important players like Darko Stanić and Petar Nenadić, but still, it was expected that Eagles beat their Balkan rivals.SERBIA – ROMANIA 30:30 (13:17)SC Voždovac na BanjiciSERBIA: Đukanović five saves, Marjanac, Mladenović, Pušica, Šešum 3, Nikčević 1(1), Đukić 6, Bošković, Ilić 3, Rnić 8, Beljanski, Zelenović 6, Abutović, Marsenić 1, Orbović 2, StankovićROMANIA: Iancu 2 saves, Bera 5, Mochanu 3, Ramba 2, Gavriloaja 1, Irimus 10 saves, Ghoinea 5(2), Racotea, Ianku 1, Fenici 5, Novanc 1, Chepregi 6(1), Stavrositu, Grigoras 1RESULT: 1:4 (7.) 5:5 (12.) 7:10 (18.) 10:14 (23.) 11:16 (27.) 13:18 (32.) 17:18 (37.) 19:21 (42.) 22:22 (45.) 26:25 (51.) 28:29 (57.) 28:30 (58.) Momir RnicRomania handballSerbia handball read more

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A bridge named after the late great Jim Stynes was opened in

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first_imgAUSTRALIA IMMORTALISED THE late Jim Stynes today as they opened a Melbourne bridge named in his honour.Officials saluted the inspirational Dubliner, who died in 2012 following a long battle with cancer, as “an outstanding man, footballer and philanthropist.”“This bridge ensures that Jim’s work is alive in the hearts and minds of all Melburnians,” state planning minister Matthew Guy said.Stynes left Dublin to head down under in 1984 and made his name as an Aussie Rules legend, becoming the only overseas player to win the sport’s prestigious Brownlow Medal in 1991.After retirement he continued to devote himself to the game and charity work, and co-founded the Reach Foundation to support and inspire teenagers and young adults.He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and after a long battle, died in March 2012 aged 45. Source: Melbourne FCStynes’s wife Sam and their children Matisse and Tiernan were among those present at Wednesday’s official unveiling.The Jim Stynes Bridge — a hovering steel arc bridge — is the first of its kind in Australia and forms part of a $25 million redevelopment in central Melbourne.It is inscribed with a quote from Stynes: “Life is a challenge, and many people who have accomplished great things in their lives have done so not in spite of serious setbacks, but because of them.”Mick O’Dwyer on 3 great years with Laois and why ‘Kerry will be there or thereabouts’last_img read more

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Maras heads Property Council SA

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Property Council of Australia has announced Steve Maras as South Australia’s tenth Division President. Known for his considerable philanthropic efforts in Adelaide, Mr Maras – Managing Director and CEO of leading commercial property development company Maras Group – is also co-founder of the Living Without Limits (LWL) Foundation – a not-for-profit children’s charity which raises funds for causes relating to autism and cerebral palsy.Mr Maras will be joined on the Property Council’s South Australian board by vice-president Adrian Esplin, along with fellow vice-president Anthony Carrocci and treasurer Con Tragakis, Chairman of Partners at KPMG, and who is also of Greek origin.Next month LWL will host its 2015 Gala Dinner Spectacular on July 18 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. All funds raised will go towards the Foundation’s mission to develop a House of Respite for families of children affected by the conditions.Speaking to Neos Kosmos, Mr Maras said through funds raised at the event, LWL could realise that dream.“We’re ever so close to having enough funds to go ahead with purchasing a property by the seaside and then converting it into holiday accommodation.“It’ll be professionally serviced, managed and maintained, and be specifically for families of children with either autism or cerebral palsy who are unable to afford a holiday, and who simply can’t take a break – the house is for them to finally have some much needed and well-earned respite.“This is something that is desperately needed here in South Australia and has been a core focus of our group and we are working on delivering this facility over the next twelve months if everything falls into line”.Mr Maras expressed his sincere thanks to CMI Toyota, Principal Partner of the 2015 Gala Dinner, who have generously donated a brand new 5-door Toyota Yaris Ascent as the top prize in the event’s raffle. Just 400 tickets are on sale at $100 per ticket. Second prize is $1000 cash. There will also be over 80 items that will be on offer on the night through the main and silent auctions.last_img read more

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This My Hero Academia Character Now Has a Scar Just Like His

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first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019Toy Tuesday: The Best ‘My Hero Academia’ Toys Though there’s a ton we know about the heroes of My Hero Academia, there’s still a lot we don’t know, too. Some of those include what some of our favorite characters’ faces actually look like, or what their true identities may be. That’s why the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump delivered some interesting tea, especially when it comes to Endeavor and Hawks. Following the fight with the Nomu called High-End, we’ve been wondering if the hero Enji Todoroki has a little something extra on his face to go along with those dashing good looks.The answer is yes, and, well, he looks a lot like his son. Endeavor survived the Nomu fight, but now he’s also got a huge scar on his face thanks to High-End. It’s all thanks to Recovery Girl that he’s alive to tell the tale, however, even though his face is now worse for the wear. You can check out how he looks now below, and honestly, it’s not that bad! Like father, like son, right? Well that’s ironic pic.twitter.com/46LFSLk0FT— Your Anime Guy (@YourAnimeGuy) July 31, 2018My Hero Academia continues to dazzle readers with each new chapter, and its anime series’s popularity certainly isn’t letting up, either. If you haven’t been around for the action, here’s the skinny: the anime follows one Izuku Midoriya, who was born in a world where everyone has their own superpowers without one of his own. It’s called a quirk, and Midoriya was born without one. Luckily, his hero All Might has something to say about that, and Izuku ends up with his very own quirk after quite some time – that’s something you’ll just have to learn about as the story progresses, though.AdChoices广告What do you think about Endeavor’s new look? Does it suit him? Make sure you let us know in the comments below! We’re very curious about its potential appeal.Looking for more amazing anime to watch? Check out our roundup of 11 forgotten series from the 90s.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Mbappé about to fulfill his childhood dream

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first_imgKylian Mbappé was included to Didier Deschamps’ squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia and he admitted that it was his childhood dream to play in such a tournament – and he is excited about it becoming true.The French youngster has had a great season so far after moving from Monaco to PSG and becoming a key man there – and winning the Ligue 1 title once again, to be said.The former AS Monaco attacker spoke about his nomination as he said, according to ligue1.com:Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“I have always dreamed of playing at a World Cup.”“Like every kid that will watch this World Cup, I used to watch them and tell myself: ‘I magine if I was that player on the pitch.’ Now it’s become a reality and I will work hard to play as well as possible to help my team.”“My objective? To go as far as possible because at the World Cup, it’s the team that comes first. The World Cup is a trophy that you win as a team, as a country, it’s not Kylian that will win the World Cup.”last_img read more

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