first_imgMilan High School (1954)Texas Western (1966)New York Jets (1969)NC State (1983)Villanova (1985)New York Giants (2007)I could run down a list of more examples, but I think this is plenty to make the point. If you made list of the top twenty Cinderella stories in sports, college football would be noticeably absent.The goal of any sports season should be to keep winning. Keep winning, and you have a shot at being the champ of something. That philosophy works well except for Division I college football, where it’s more about being “chosen.” Do you still need to win…yes. But it depends largely on who’s doing the winning and who’s doing the choosing.CBS Sports did a great series revisiting past NCAA basketball champions, and in their recap of 1985 Villanova, and captured the exact reason why the current formula for the college football playoff is bad:It was the first year of the 64-team bracket, which has proven to be a wildly successful formula but at the time was an experiment. Would adding more teams to the field water down the product? Did it hurt the top seeds who would’ve had first-round byes under the previous format? The NCAA was taking a risk here, and it paid off huge with the type of “Cinderella” run that has come to define the romance of the tournament.If you look back over time, the better teams usually prevail, but it is Cinderella that defines most memories. I would argue that without upsets and Cinderella, this whole thing would be boring as hell. I postulated, way before the college football playoff came to life, that going to an eight-team playoff, if handled properly, could become as big, if not bigger, than March Madness.We want our underdogs to have a shot. We love rooting for the little guy, the outsider. That’s decidedly not what Division I college football has ever been about, and it’s only gotten worse since the invention of the BCS.The NFL has it down, where there is no choice at all, with everything determined by records and tiebreakers. No arguments about strength of schedule, and seeding is based on records and tiebreakers. Win and you’re in, no humans. Single elimination. Division I college football would need massive reorganization before they could approach this model, but it could also work. The NCAA basketball tournament is the best example, with conference champs guaranteed a spot, and the issue around a committee handing out at-large bids is put largely to bed by volume. Fun to imagine, but for now we’re stuck with bias on steroids. It can’t change soon enough. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. We might be tired of talking about it. You might be tired of talking about it. But Mike Gundy is certainly not tired of talking about it. Gundy has (rightfully) brought up the Oklahoma State-Central Michigan game after nearly every game Oklahoma State has played this year until Monday.“I will address my opinion on the playoff system next week because, in a sense, it doesn’t matter until we play this game,” Mike Gundy said on Monday. What he might not have known at the time is that Central Michigan, of all teams (!), has representation on the College Football Playoff committee. How crazy is that?Can’t make this up: Central Michigan’s former coach/AD is on the @CFBPlayoff committee. Think he’ll argue that’s an #okstate win? No chance. pic.twitter.com/tMuS6godkO— Carson Cunningham (@KOCOCarson) November 29, 2016Anyway, friend of the blog Robert Whetsell has offered up some of his thoughts on the CMU-OSU game, and we thought they were good so let’s look at them.Since we’re into “final takes” on OSU’s “loss” to Central Michigan, here’s mine…We all know championship teams rarely go undefeated, and it is even rarer for a championship team to go through a season without having one or two games where they underperform against lesser opponents.Most championship programs find a way to win those games (see Ohio State vs Michigan State). Some don’t (see Michigan vs Iowa). Oklahoma State turned Central Michigan over twice in the final minutes of the game, first to post the go-ahead score, then to seal the win and run out the clock, which they did correctly according to the rules. Then the officials screwed up, which they admitted to immediately following the game. Like, within a few minutes.That being said, it only matters to OSU folks. In my opinion, even a one-loss Cowboys squad was never getting into the playoff. Oklahoma State will never be a favorite for the college football playoff because of brand bias, which is blatantly obvious. I mean, look at Penn State and Ohio State. The Nittany Lions beat the Buckeyes, and if they win the Big 10 title could be easily left out of the playoff. Ridiculous. If the Cowboys were undefeated, all we would be hearing about would be playing in the Big 12, close wins over CMU, Pitt, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State, and Texas Tech. They would still need debate to get in.Why are we even still talking about this? Because the way the playoff selection currently works is actually worse than the BCS. At least then we had the thin veil of “computers” to allow us to think we were separating ourselves from our subjective stupidity. Now all we have is a room full of humans with clear and open favoritism, and winning a Power 5 conference title guarantees nothing.The big fallacy here is “we must pick the best teams so we make sure the champion is actually one of the best teams.” For some reason there are folks that have a phobia against titles being won by teams who aren’t considered the “best.”My goodness, how boring would that be? That mentality would negate the following championship teams:last_img read more

first_imgDuring the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday between Oklahoma and Auburn, ESPN announcer Brent Musburger hit on the elephant in the broadcast room: Sooners running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face in 2014. Video surfaced of the incident since the last game he stepped foot on the field.Musburger made no mention at all about the details of the incident. Instead, he talked about how he served his suspension (air quotes added). “He’s just one of the best,” Musburger said. “Let’s hope, given a second chance by Bob Stoops and Oklahoma, let’s hope this young man makes the most of his chance and goes on to have a long career in the NFL.”Brent Musburger said “redshirt” wrong. pic.twitter.com/urZFitZ6Um— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) January 3, 2017 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Instead of using the platform to shed light on domestic violence in sports, Musburger chose to flat out ignore the situation on the whole. Basically saying that he served his time and wishes him well.In the second half, apparently after Musburger checked his twitter timeline and saw the outrage of his original comments, he tried walking some of it back. Instead, it turned into one of the most tone deaf defenses you’ll hear on the subject.“Some people were very upset when I wished this young man well at the next level,” Musburger attempted to clarify. “Let me make something perfectly clear: What he did with that young lady was brutal, uncalled for. He’s apologized. He was tearful. He got a second chance. I happen to pull for people with second chances, OK? Making it absolutely clear, I hope he has a wonderful career and he teaches people with that brutal, violent, video – OK?”Brent Musburger fired up about criticism regarding his support of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon. pic.twitter.com/Yg4rkm9oyo— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 3, 2017last_img read more

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. It’s Mailbag Friday, I’m posted up in The Players Championship media center and we have some takes we need to address. Let’s get straight to the #content.Is this 2017 Cowboy football team better than the 2011 team? Why? What are your thoughts on OSU and OU leaving for the SEC if it happens..? -Casey BlazeThat’s a lot of questions so we’ll take them one by one.First, this team is not better than the 2011 team in my opinion (as an outsider looking in) as things stand right now. That 2011 team was iconic in terms of Oklahoma State sports. This team could still lose to Pittsburgh in one of the first three games.This offense is great and probably has as high of a (or a higher) ceiling, but I trusted that 2011 team more than I trust this one right now. There’s not anything I can point to statistically to explain why that’s the case right now but it is. I trusted that defense more. I trusted Weeden more. I trusted Joe Randle as much or more than any RB in OSU history. I don’t necessarily feel that about OSU in 2017.Lastly, I’m in on a different conference, I suppose, but I’m not out on the Big 12. It gets swept under the rug for reasons that I understand, but the Big 12 is making a lot of money per team right now. Like a lot. I grew up on the Big 8/Big 12, and I would hate to see it completely disappear. Although the fact that Colorado, Texas A&M, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado have already ejected mean that dream is already at least partially dead.Whatever the future looks like, I want OSU (and OU) to be with other quality programs that will thrive for decades after Gundy’s mullet and he goes bald. If that’s the SEC, fine. If it’s more likely to happen in the Pac-12, also fine. I’m just tired of the year after year of instability and insurrection takes.Who emerges on Mike Boynton’s first year squad as the leader of this team and will they still be playing basketball come mid-March? -Jon JesterIt has to be Jeffrey Carroll to me. I think you saw it a little bit last year, but with Jawun Evans and Phil Forte moving on, he’s the only senior who’s had significant success in Stillwater under Boynton. That should (and does) matter.What is the ceiling for the defense? Will the rely on turnovers like the 2011 team or will they be able to stop teams without turnovers? -Billy LockeI’m confused by the defense right now, to be honest with you. It feels inexperienced and under-manned, and yet Mike Gundy doesn’t seem at all concerned with it. I don’t know if he’s using his mullet as blinders to the reality of the situation or if A.J. Green and Madre Harper are the second coming of Champ Bailey and Darrelle Revis, but my sense is that this year’s defense will actually have the talent to stop teams.That 2011 team was not super talented, and it played at the very top of its ceiling. That meant barely stopping Big 12 offenses and creating a lot of turnovers. I mean, one of the best turnover margins in recent college football history.This year’s defense has a much higher ceiling, but I’m not sure it will reach the same percentage of its talent level as that ’11 team did. So that begs the question of whether getting 99 percent out of 2011’s talent level will be greater than getting 85 or 90 percent out of 2017’s talent level. That’s not a knock on work ethic as much as it is a hedge against immaturity and inexperience.Turnovers will help mitigate that, but the hope is that by mideseason this defense will have found its legs a little bit and start pumping out 20-point performances. If that’s the case, OSU will house teams coming down the stretch in November and December.Is there another player in the country that you would trade mason Rudolph for? -Kade GottschalkNo.Which happens first: Gundy cutting the mullet or Brad Underwood being on a basketball intro video? -@SinorFanClubBoone Pickens pumping Baker Mayfield for the Heisman on Twitter and Instagram will happen before either of those two things happens.last_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Lampard admits Chelsea being ‘careful’ with Kanteby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFrank Lampard says Chelsea are being careful with N’Golo Kante.The midfielder missed Saturday’s win over Brighton after starring against Liverpool the week before.Lampard told reporters at Stamford Bridge. “My feeling is that he has played a lot and that’s because he has been so successful and so important to the teams he has been in. At the minute, he has injuries.”This little niggle he had is a small, small injury. We just need to get it right. We are just careful and it is my duty to work with him. The medical team are working so hard with him.”I have been there as a player and, if you miss a pre-season through an injury in particular, then you are playing catch-up. At the moment he is playing catch-up and that’s no fault of his own. He has played four seasons now full-on, game after game with international tournaments.”So, it is right to be a bit careful. Let’s be happy. We got a result here, we are doing okay. With N’Golo, when we do get him to where we want him to be, we will be stronger with him.” last_img read more

first_imgSo this is your summer you’ve finally decided to get off the couch and get ready for that trail marathon, triathlon, or GORUCK Challenge. The lynchpin of any good training regimen isn’t the time you spend pounding the pavement or under a heavy pack, it’s finding that perfect balance of race day and recovery nutrition to keep you fueled. From the first day of training to that sweet finish line, our friends over at The Feed have a unique approach to finding your new favorite recovery mixes and energy bars.Grown out of the nutrition program of premier Tour de France cycling squad Team Garmin-Sharp, the monthly box program allows you to set your favorites up for automatic delivery and never worry about bonking again. Their flagship product, the Pro Box is an excellent mix of both commercially available powerhouses from Clif, Skratch Labs, and others, but also some more obscure brands like Rip Van Wafels and Vega Protein. It allows you to try and test a wide variety of products each month to tailor your workout meals to find the best secret formula for your body.What’s more, each user has access to a nutrition consultant who can help streamline your order to your sport (at last count, we saw picks for running, swimming, triathlon, rock climbing, and backcountry skiing to name a few), and your personal tastes. If you’ve got any dietary restrictions, past issues with certain products, or performance goals they’ll help build a perfect package for race day, and get you set up with a monthly subscription so you can focus on that next fifty-mile ride or nightmare work out in the pool. No matter your sport, The Feed has your athletic nutrition needs covered all year around. Editors’ Recommendations 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy The 9 Best Men’s Gym Shorts to Wear When You Work Out The Best Leg Exercises for Sculpted Calves, Quads, and More Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Members of Parliament bowed their heads in silence and the flag atop the Peace Tower flew at half-mast Tuesday as the House of Commons and its denizens paid tribute to the victims of a “horrific” and “senseless” tragedy in Canada’s most populous city.MPs from both sides of the aisle stood to deliver statements of condolence for the impacted families and praise for first responders, most notably the Toronto police officer who took down the perpetrator following a dramatic confrontation captured on video by a bystander.“On a peaceful, sunny day in spring, we saw it marred by senseless brutality, taking the lives of 10 innocent people and sending many more to hospital,” said Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.“We have all by now seen how this cowardly attacker was confronted and subdued by a single brave Toronto police officer, exemplifying the best of Toronto’s first responders.”Speaker Geoff Regan led the Commons in a moment of silence, but not before he added his own voice to the chorus of dismay.“All too soon, we find ourselves once again offering condolences for the tragic and unexpected loss of life many of our fellow citizens have had to bear,” said Regan, an apparent reference to the deadly bus crash on April 6 that killed 16 people in Saskatchewan.“Theirs is a deeply personal loss that can only be imagined by those of us who did not know their loved ones.”Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale offered separate messages of sorrow and solidarity following the deadly rental-van rampage that killed 10 pedestrians and injured 14 others.Both were careful to note that the attack appears to have no link to terrorism, and to steer clear of any rhetoric that might risk fanning the flames of speculation and innuendo.“The events that took place … in Toronto were a senseless attack and a horrific tragedy,” Trudeau said, extending the government’s condolences to the victims and their families, and praising the first responders on the scene.“They handled this extremely difficult situation with professionalism and bravery. They faced danger without a moment of hesitation, and there is no doubt that their courage saved lives and prevented further injuries.”The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, but Goodale — speaking at a news conference in Toronto, where he happens to be for a meeting of his G7 counterparts — said there is nothing to suggest Canada’s national security is under threat.“The investigation that is underway is still in its very early hours, but thus far there is no discernible connection to national security in the incident last evening, based on all available information at the present time,” he said.“Police are obviously going to be very busy today and the days ahead to examine all the circumstances and the background to this situation, to determine exactly what happened and why. And they will have full support from the government of Canada.”Goodale thanked other countries, especially the United States, for their condolences and offers of help. He, too, commended the first responders.The attack took place early Monday afternoon when a man allegedly drove a van down a busy stretch of sidewalk on Yonge Street in the city’s north end.Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, Ont., was apprehended by police without incident not long after the attack, following a dramatic standoff in which he repeatedly mimicked the motion of drawing a weapon on an advancing police officer with his own gun drawn.Minassian appeared in a packed Toronto courtroom this morning clad in a white jumpsuit, saying only his name during the brief hearing. He is charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted murder.It’s far from the first time that bystanders or passersby have been targeted by assailants using a van or a truck as a weapon. A series of deadly attacks in recent years, including in France, Berlin and Barcelona, have prompted renewed fears around the world about so-called soft targets.“Obviously, we need to continue to reflect on the changing situations in which we’re in,” Trudeau said.“But we cannot as Canadians choose to live in fear every single day as we go about our daily business. We need to focus on doing what we can and we must to keep Canadians safe while we stay true to the freedoms and values that we all as Canadians hold dear.”Conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole, who represents the Toronto-area riding of Durham, suggested Tuesday that the time may have come for a discussion about how better to protect people who are exposed to traffic.“Sadly, it might be something we have to look at in very heavy, pedestrian-friendly areas,” O’Toole said.“This is something Canadians shouldn’t have to worry about: going out to have lunch on a nice day when we’ve been waiting for spring … We’ve got to learn how to prevent it, how to identify early antisocial behaviour before it turns into something terrible.”last_img read more

first_imgBANGKOK — Australia’s foreign minister praised Thailand on Thursday for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player granted asylum in Australia who remains in Thai detention.Marise Payne met with senior Thai officials in Bangkok a day after Australia announced it would assess the request for asylum by 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who was stopped Saturday at a Bangkok airport on her way to Australia and her passport seized. She said she was fleeing abuse by her family.Payne told reporters that Australia’s review of Alqunun’s case is already underway.She quashed speculation that Alqunun might accompany her back to Australia, “because there are steps which are required in the process which Australia, and any other country considering such a matter, would have to go through.”Confined to an airport transit hotel, Alqunun conducted an online appeal for help, garnering tens of thousands of followers on Twitter and enough public and diplomatic support to convince Thai officials to admit her temporarily under the protection of U.N. officials. The office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees quickly deemed her a legitimate refugee.Alqunun’s case has highlighted the cause of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. Several female Saudis fleeing abuse by their families have been caught trying to seek asylum abroad in recent years and returned home. Human rights activists say many similar cases have gone unreported.She has attracted interest worldwide, particularly in Australia. In downtown Sydney on Thursday, four women dressed in jeans and calling themselves the Secret Sisterhood held a topless protest outside the building housing the Saudi Consulate, calling on Australia to grant Alqunun residency.Alqunun’s father arrived in Bangkok on Tuesday, but his daughter refused to meet with him. Thailand Immigration Police chief Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn said the father — whose name has not been released — denied physically abusing Alqunun or trying to force her into an arranged marriage, which were among the reasons she gave for her flight.Surachate said Alqunun’s father wanted his daughter back but respected her decision. Surachate described the father as being a governor in Saudi Arabia.“He has 10 children. He said the daughter might feel neglected sometimes,” Surachate said.Payne was also asked by reporters about the case of Hakeem al-Araibi, a 25-year-old former member of Bahrain’s national soccer team, who was granted refugee status in Australia in 2017 after fleeing his homeland, where he said he was persecuted and tortured. He was arrested while on holiday in Thailand last November due to an Interpol notice in which Bahrain sought his custody after he was sentenced in absentia in 2014 to 10 years in prison for allegedly vandalizing a police station — a charge he denies. Bahrain is seeking his extradition.She said she raised Australia’s concerns about the case with Thailand’s deputy prime minister and foreign minister.“The Thai government is most certainly aware of the importance of this matter to Australia,” she said. “I do note that there are legal proceedings underway in relation to Mr. al-Araibi, and Australia will continue to be in very close contact with Thai authorities in relation to this.”Al-Araibi, who now plays for Melbourne’s Pascoe Vale Football Club, has been publicly critical of the Bahrain royal family’s alleged involvement in sports scandals, which puts him at risk of punishment by the Bahraini government.Al-Araibi has said he was blindfolded and had his legs beaten while he was held in Bahrain in 2012. He said he believed he was targeted for arrest because of his Shiite faith and because his brother was politically active. Bahrain has a Shiite majority but is ruled by a Sunni monarchy, and has a reputation for harsh repression since its failed “Arab Spring” uprising in 2011.Craig Foster, a former Australian soccer player, held a news conference Thursday in Sydney to issue a joint call for al-Araibi’s release with Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the Sydney-based Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights.After commending FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, and Australia’s Football Federation for supporting al-Araibi’s release, Foster criticized the Asian Football Confederation and its head, Salman al-Khalifa.“Sheikh Salman is obligated to support Hakeem. He is obligated to do everything in his power to advocate, both privately and publicly, and to use the immense leverage that football has, with the Bahrain government, his own government, he’s a Bahrainian national, and also with the Thai government to release Hakeem. The silence of the Asian Football Confederation is not just confounding, it’s absolutely disgraceful,” he said.___Associated Press writer Trevor Marshallsea in Sydney contributed to this report.Kaweewit Kaewjinda And Trevor Marshallsea, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgThe 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) returns to Amsterdam, July 23-27, for the first time in a quarter century and to Europe for the first time since 2010.The biennial conference, launched in 1985 at the peak of the AIDS epidemic, is the premier gathering for advocates, policy makers, NGO representatives, researchers, journalists, and people living with HIV, who will hear about and discuss the progress and challenges of ending HIV. It is organized by the International AIDS Society, the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals.The conference’s theme is “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges.” It speaks to the need to more effectively reach key populations in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East/North Africa region, where the epidemic is growing, and to promote responses tailored to the needs of particularly vulnerable communities, including sex workers, transgender individuals, people who inject drugs, women and girls, and young people.Longtime amfAR supporter Charlize Theron, founder of the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, delivered an opening address on July 24, while former President Bill Clinton will give the keynote on July 27. Austrian singer and drag artist Conchita Wurst discussed the persistent challenge of stigma and discrimination at the opening ceremony on July 23. The Eurovision winner disclosed he is HIV positive earlier this year.amfAR has a strong presence at this year’s conference. Greg Millett, Vice President and Director of Public Policy, co-moderated a Facebook Live session on HIV funding, and will co-led a session titled “The diseases and conditions that intersect with HIV” as part of an IAS/AVAC Journalist Fellows initiative. He also co-sponsored a session on optimizing the impact of key population programming across the HIV cascade.Public Policy staff will participate in several oral and poster sessions associated with the reinstated and expanded Mexico City Policy signed by President Trump in 2017. For example, Brian Honermann, Deputy Director, will participate in a press conference addressing the issue and will lead a workshop titled “Understanding the Global Gag Rule: A Practical Workshop for How to Sustain Global Health Progress Amidst the New U.S. Policy Environment.”amfAR-funded scientist Dr. Brad Jones of the George Washington University led a plenary session on the newest science in the search for a cure and vaccine. Other grantees will present posters, give talks, and chair or co-chair sessions on topics such as therapeutic vaccines, the role of broadly neutralizing antibodies in cure and vaccine research, the promises and pitfalls of cure strategies, and progress toward HIV remission. Scientific program highlights included: * Results from APPROACH, a vaccine study evaluating the safety of multiple regimens; * An assessment of the likelihood of controlling the HIV epidemic among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030; * Data on prevention and treatment progress in key countries; * New evidence on the effectiveness of treatment as prevention in gay male couples; and * New research on the possibility that feminizing hormone therapy may affect the efficacy of PrEP in transgender women.“The Netherlands is a great example of what happens when a government supports outstanding science and embraces evidence-based HIV programs in combination with a robust commitment to human rights,” said IAS president Chris Beyrer. “We are delighted to convene the International AIDS Conference in a city and country so committed to fighting the epidemic.”For more information on amfAR and TREAT Asia’s role at the conference, click here.last_img read more

Rabat – President of Côte d’Ivoire Alassane Ouattara will pay, next Tuesday and Wednesday, an official visit to Morocco at the invitation of King Mohammed VI, said on Saturday the royal household, protocol and chancellery ministry in a statement. President Alassane Ouattara will be accompanied during this visit (Jan. 20-21) by his spouse Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the same source said, adding that the King will hold official talks with Ouattara and will chair with Côte d’Ivoire’s head of state the signing ceremony of several bilateral agreements.The sovereign will offer in the Marrakech royal palace an official dinner in honor of the President of Côte d’Ivoire and his spouse as well as the accompanying delegation. read more

“While MINURCAT is developing measures to ensure the continuation of operations in all sectors, the capacities of the force will be stretched,” UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping, Edmund Mulet told the Security Council, using the acronym of the mission set up two years ago to protect civilians and assist the distribution of aid for thousands of people uprooted by inter-ethnic conflict and the spill-over of fighting from Sudan’s neighbouring Darfur region.“We continue to do everything possible to expedite the deployment of all pledged contingents,” he said, noting that MINURCAT at present comprised only 2,750 troops, or 53 per cent of its authorized strength, due to difficulties faced by some contributing countries in acquiring and transporting equipment.This is all the more critical since replacements for departing engineering and transport units are only scheduled to arrive between December and March, he added.Mr. Mulet said that despite the challenges, the mission had continued to build confidence through high-profile operations to deter criminality and provide a security umbrella, particularly for humanitarian aid, including a UN initiative to combat sexual violence by promoting the enforcement of legislation in line with international human rights.He noted the expressed desire of the Chadian and Sudanese Governments to restore confidence but added: “Progress to normalize relations between Chad and Sudan must be matched by efforts to address the internal conflicts prevailing in both Sudan and Chad.”In his latest report to the Council released earlier this week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that continuing tensions between Chad and Sudan have stalled regional peace efforts, prolonging the humanitarian crisis in both nations.Mr. Mulet welcomed the establishment of an independent electoral body to oversee elections in Chad, and announced that UN agencies would soon begin discussions with the Government on the electoral process.On CAR he said the situation had stabilized to a degree but remained unpredictable as the underlying causes of insecurity, notably inter-ethnic tensions, had not been resolved. 22 October 2009The United Nations force seeking to provide security in the Central African Republic (CAR) and Chad, already at barely half its mandated strength, will be further constrained in the coming months due to the departure of some units, a top UN official warned today. read more

“The Republic of Serbia and myself, as its democratically-elected President, are ready to participate constructively in the negotiating process, because Serbia cannot move forward without Kosovo and Metohija, and the inhabitants of Kosovo and Metohija cannot move forward without Serbia,” President Nicolic said in his statement to the Assembly’s General Debate.Kosovo declared independence from Serbia in February 2008, but Serbia does not recognize the declaration. The matter has seen tensions between ethnic Serbs and ethnic Albanians flare up over the years, particularly in the north of Kosovo – which has an ethnic Serbian majority, unlike the rest of Kosovo, where ethnic Albanians are the majority – sparking concerns from United Nations officials.“I am not a prophet, but I must say that the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo constitutes a dangerous precedent and a long-standing threat to stability in the region of the Western Balkans and beyond it,” President Nicolic noted. Addressing the Security Council in August, the UN envoy for Kosovo said it was critical to resume the so-called Belgrade-Pristina dialogue between the parties, facilitated by the European Union, which was discussing practical matters and was credited with reducing tensions over border crossings and other issues. The dialogue was suspended due to May general elections in Serbia and the subsequent formation of a new Government.In his remarks, President Nicolic said that Serbia seeks to have talks with Pristina continue “in good faith and with good intentions,” and noted the importance of Europe’s integration of Serbia, and of the Western Balkans as a whole, in order to ensure progress and stability of the entire region in the long term.“Serbia has committed itself and will fulfil all obligations undertaken by it as a State in the agreements reached thus far, though I look at them as meeting the wish list of the Albanian party and concessions made by our leadership at that time, under heavy pressure,” he said.He added, “At the same time, may I be clear: Serbia is not ready and cannot nor will it ever under any circumstances recognize, either explicitly or implicitly, the unilaterally declared independence of its southern province Kosovo and Metohija.”The Serbian President stated that as a member of the United Nations, Serbia is a “victim of the application of double standards,” noting that the principle of the respect of territorial integrity implies prevention of the promotion of secession, and prevention of efforts aimed at border change in other internationally recognized states. “For the country I am representing, peace and respect of international law come before all other interests and objectives, whereas political, as well as armed violence, are not nor will they ever become an acceptable means for achieving interest in international affairs,” President Nicolic said. He continued, “Our battle against the unilaterally declared independence of Kosovo and Metohija is at the same time struggle to preserve the principles of the respect of the territorial integrity. Today, the struggle for the territorial integrity of Serbia is also the struggle for peace in all countries of the world and for the rule of law in international relations.”In his statement, President Nicolic also addressed a range of other matters of global concern, including poverty reduction, renewable energy and climate change.Scores of the world’s heads of State and government and other high-level officials are expected to present their views and comment on issues of individual national and international relevance at the Assembly’s General Debate, which ends on 1 October. read more

Antron Brown became the first African American in major auto-racing history to win a major title, claiming the NHRA Top Fuel championship Sunday.Brown held a 70-point lead in drag racing going into the day and was able to hold on to that advantage even as he lost his race first-round when his car caught fire, burning his hands.He had to stand and watch the final round with bandages on his hands, knowing his Don Schumacher Racing teammate, seven-time champion Tony Schumacher, would take the title from him if he won the match up with Brandon Bernstein in the Auto Club Finals. Schamacher lost, giving Brown the historic championship.“I never really thought about it that way,” Brown said of being the first black to win an auto  title. “But if I can be an inspiration to any kids out there, as a guy who never settled and never doubted myself, that’s great.”Bernstein won the final by inches on a holeshot (slower elapsed time but better reaction time at the start) to deny Schumacher and make Brown the champion. Bernstein reached the finish line in 3.76 seconds at 320 miles per hour, edging Schumacher’s 3.75 elapsed time at 325 mph.“You don’t wish nothing bad on anybody,” Brown said. “Tony has been my biggest supporter since Day 1. He has helped me leaps and bounds along the way. Tony’s a class act. I’m just beside myself. I feel so blessed to be in this moment.”Said Schumacher: “It’s a terrible way to lose, but there’s no good way to lose. They gave me a great car that got to the end, but the win light didn’t come on. I’m sure Antron is back there celebrating. He will be a great champion.”Brown suffered minor burns on his hands when the engine on his dragster caught fire in a first-round loss Sunday at the Auto Club Finals.“It’s just a little first-degree burns on my hands,” Brown said after leaving the track care center. “It was tough outing. We were just going for it. I don’t know what went wrong with the car yet, just a rough mishap.”Brown quickly climbed out of the car when flames came in the cockpit. His fire suit was singed as he pulled it off to his waist. Brown was walking around on the track before an ambulance took him to the care center.Brown lost in the opening round to DSR teammate Spencer Massey, who also was trying to win the championship. Massey had to win the opening round to keep his hopes alive. Massey lost in the second round to Bernstein, who is one of Brown’s closest friends.He watched and he won in the end, making history as the first black champion. read more

Cody Cousino / For The LanternThen-sophomore Braxton Miller looks for an open receiver during a game against Wisconsin on Nov. 17, 2012 at Camp Randall Stadium. OSU won, 21-14.When he was told a teammate struck a Heisman pose after he was asked about expectations for the quarterback’s season, Braxton Miller responded with a sheepish chuckle.The junior Ohio State signal caller then brushed off a question about whether him being a preseason Heisman favorite is discussed much among his peers.“They don’t talk about it at all,” Miller said, with a smile. “If they see it on ESPN they might mention it to me if they see me walking down the hallway or something, but they don’t really bring it up.”After being an integral part of an undefeated 2012 Buckeye campaign that saw Miller gain a school record 3,310 total yards of offense, finish fifth in the Heisman voting and be named the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year, lofty expectations have been hard to avoid.Coach Urban Meyer has not been shy about expressing his gratification toward his quarterback’s progression in fall camp.“Braxton’s worked very hard. I’m very impressed,” Meyer said Aug. 11 at OSU Media Day. “Him and (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach) Tom Herman (have) got something really special going on right now. You can see it on the field. You can see his maturity.”That maturity is helping Herman sleep better at night, mainly because of how much better Miller understands the offensive concepts.“He’s head and shoulders better than he was, and farther ahead,” Herman said after practice Aug. 19. “I’m not saying he’s a finished product by any stretch of the imagination, but he does make coming to work a little bit easier knowing that he is progressing the way that he is.”The 20-year-old Huber Heights, Ohio, product ran for 1,271 yards last season, finishing fourth in the Big Ten, and putting his body in harm’s way multiple times with mixed results. Miller was banged up a few times throughout the year, most notably during the Purdue game.At the end of a 37-yard run during the third quarter of OSU’s 29-22 overtime victory, Miller was slammed to the turf, sustaining injuries to his head, neck and shoulder.He would not return.Enter in cool as can be then-redshirt junior Kenny Guiton, asked to be the savior to preserve the Buckeyes’ perfect season.A career backup, Guiton threw an interception in the fourth quarter before rallying the troops for one final drive, tying the game, then winning it in the extra session to run OSU’s record to 8-0.Guiton said fans thank him from time to time for his efforts in the Purdue game, but would like to give something else back.“I do get thanked a lot, and it’s pretty crazy because I want to thank Ohio for giving me this opportunity,” he said, referring to getting a chance to play at OSU. “It’s pretty cool to be out and every once in a while someone notices me.”Guiton said the thought of leaving OSU has popped into head from time to time from being a career backup, but is happy where he’s at and is here to stay.“Sometimes it comes up in my head, what if, what if I did this or that,” Guiton said. “But I’m here, I’m happy I came here, it’s a lot of fun. I’m happy with everything going on.”After being asked if he would be comfortable if Guiton needed to take the field in the event that Miller could not play, Herman wasted no time saying “without a doubt,” even though Guiton’s arm may not be as strong as Miller’s.“The big knock on him was that he had all the intangibles that you could ask for of a leader, of a quarterback, knew the offense inside and out, he’s a coach on the field,” Herman said. “But he just didn’t quite have the quick release and velocity on his ball. He makes up for maybe some of that deficiency with his leadership, his anticipation. He’s a rock in my meeting room.”Herman said his backup QB would be the starter for “at least” half Division I programs in the country.“His velocity might hinder his ability to do that but at the same time all those intangibles are something that you can’t overlook,” Herman said. “We’re blessed to have him. I’ve been a lot of places throughout my career that we would have been doing jumping jacks and cartwheels down the hallway if he was our starting quarterback.”Miller called Guiton his “big brother,” and said their relationship extends beyond the field.“We got a mutual respect outside of football, too,” Miller said. Referencing when his injury occurred during the Purdue game and he was carted off, Miller said his “big brother” looked him straight in the eye with one message: “I got you, man.”Herman said he has never asked Guiton if he is frustrated with being the backup, but spoke of a time during fall camp where the QB from Houston was asked how he was going to help the team in 2013.“He said, ‘I’m going to push No. 5, I’m going to be the best teammate, leader and coach on the field. I’m going to coach No. 5 like I’m a coach,’” Herman said. “It tugs at your heart strings a little bit, how selfless he is.”Guiton said if he is called on again, he will be ready.“My mentality is just whenever I get a shot I want to come out on top,” he said. “I want to be able to go out there and keep the offense’s tempo up and do the best things that can keep this offense going.”Should the chance arise where he would get more crucial playing time like last year, Guiton’s response to the possibility was simple and confident.“I hope so. We’ll see.” read more

first_imgThe back of the number 371 bus is engulfed by bright orange flamesCredit:MPSKingston/ PA Kingston bus LondonAmbulance Service staff were at the scene to treat people for possible smoke inhalation, but no one was believed to have been seriously injured.Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were called to tackle flames on the number 371 bus near the Guildhall/Rose Theatre at just after 9am. Bus fire in Kingston. No one hurt luckily. pic.twitter.com/l51VlpC6ZB— Nelson (@asnelson100) December 2, 2016 Crews are currently dealing with a bus alight in #Kingston https://t.co/iM0aVCb4bQ © @___hannahrose pic.twitter.com/y2xqTBk4Jj— London Fire Brigade (@LondonFire) December 2, 2016 Bus fire now out @LondonFire did a great job – no casualties 👍 pic.twitter.com/J8yQskix0G— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) December 2, 2016 Bus fire in Kingston pic.twitter.com/t78eCmyQgi— david luff (@davidluff555) December 2, 2016 Tony Akers, Transport for London’s Head of Bus Operations, said: “There will be a full investigation into the incident.” Kingston bus fire Local residents were evacuated as a precaution over fears the bus would explode amid the blaze that sent a plume of dark grey smoke funnelling into the sky.But London Fire Brigade (LFB) said the fire was under control at just after 10am. The cause is currently unknown. Currently dealing with a bus fire on High Street, Kingston – please stay away pic.twitter.com/OTU1FtyRWr— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) December 2, 2016center_img Another view from the police station of the bus fire in #Kingston pic.twitter.com/OW4I0a5UtF— Kingston Police (@MPSKingston) December 2, 2016 An LFB spokesman said: “A double decker bus was well alight when firefighters arrived at the scene.The driver left the bus before the arrival of the brigade and was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by London Ambulance Service crews before being taken to hospital.” Forget Christmas decorations – if you want to get a crowd in Kingston set fire to a bus pic.twitter.com/Wi1B6hbGtG— Robin Hutchinson MBE (@LordScroley) December 2, 2016 Speaking at about 10am, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Local residents have been evacuated as a safety precaution.”The road remains closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”Passers-by posted pictures on Twitter of the burnt-out shell of the blackened bus, as smoke rose from the wreckage. Pictures shared on social media showed the back of the double-decker engulfed in bright orange flames.The LFB said the driver escaped before crews from two fire engines arrived, but was treated for breathing in smoke. 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. Bus passengers had a miraculous escape after a double-decker burst into flames in the middle of a town centre.Smoke began pouring from the vehicle as it pulled into a stop in Kingston, south-west London, on Friday morning.Moments later, it erupted into a fireball on the busy High Street during rush-hour. Witness Martin Delaney, who arrived on the scene as firefighters had got the blaze under control, said the scene was “pretty chaotic”.Mr Delaney, who shared photos of the burnt-out bus with wires hanging from its rear, added: “The road was taped off, there were acrid burning smells, local shops’ fire alarms or smoke detectors had been triggered – it was quite a mess.” A plume of dark grey smoke was sent pouring into the sky above south-west LondonCredit:Hannah Page/PAlast_img read more

first_imgHMS St Albans was joined by three Typhoon jets while they sailed next to the Russian Aircraft CarrierCredit:MOD Crown HMS St Albans was joined by three Typhoon jets while they sailed next to the Russian Aircraft Carrier 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. Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: “”We are keeping a close eye on the Admiral Kuznetsov as it skulks back to Russia; a ship of shame whose mission has only extended the suffering of the Syrian people.”We are man-marking these vessels every step of the way around the UK as part of our steadfast commitment to keep Britain safe.””In October last year security concerns were raised when the Admiral Kuznetzov steamed through the Channel on its way to support Russian forces off the coast of Syria.The aircraft carrier crossed British waters on its journey and was escorted through the Channel by two Royal Navy vessels.The Ministry of Defence have estimated the cost of monitoring the vessel at £1.4million.The MoD said in a Freedom of Information Act response there was no special extra costs to monitor the ship and the cost estimate had been calculated based on fuel used and the manpower required for the operation.The cost estimate is for the outward journey towards Syria and any costs associated with its return passage through British waters would be extra.center_img Equipped with missiles, anti-aircraft guns and torpedoes, the 55,000-ton carrier will be continuously escorted as it skirts around the UK and into the North Sea before heading back to Russia. The vast warship last came close to Britain in October on its way to its deadly mission. It crew was accused of an ‘indiscriminate’ bombing campaign in support of Syrian Bashar Assad.Two Russian planes crashed while attempting to land on the ship after returning from sorties. Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and a fleet of ships is being escorted past the white cliffs of Dover as they sail home after a bombing campaign in Syria.A squadron of Royal Navy and RAF Typhoon warplanes were deployed to monitor the ageing Soviet-era vessel accompanied by the nuclear-powered cruiser Pyotr Veliky and support ships from the air.The flagship – branded the “ship of shame” – entered the UK area of interest last night and is due to pass the white cliffs of Dover at around lunchtime today.last_img read more

Guyana will host a consultation on the use of marijuana on Monday as part of the efforts by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments to conduct careful in-depth research so as to inform decision making on the issue.The Regional Commission on Marijuana, which was established by CARICOM leaders, will meet with various stakeholders including youth and faith-based organisations.The region-wide consultations are intended to obtain information on the social, economic, health and legal issues related to marijuana use in the Caribbean. A Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for 5 pm at the St. Stanislaus College, Brickdam, Georgetown.“Such information would, among other outcomes, determine whether there should be a change in the current drug classification, modelled after the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances for which many, if not all, CARICOM members are party to,” the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat said in a statement.It said that given that reclassification of the drug would make it legally accessible for all types of use, including religious, recreational, medicinal and research, the Regional Commission is expected also to provide recommendations on the legal and administrative conditions that will apply, as per its terms of reference.Many Caribbean countries’ legislations do not currently allow for full legislation under international law and national approaches to addressing this issue have resulted in various positions. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMarijuana consultations in Region to commence on WednesdayJune 14, 2016In “Health”CARICOM leaders to establish commission to review marijuana decriminalizationJuly 4, 2014In “Regional”First medical marijuana company established in JamaicaDecember 5, 2013In “Regional” read more

(DPI Feature)Approximately twenty women from the Arawak Village of St. Cuthbert’s Mission (Pakuri), Region Four, have joined forces and have embarked upon a programme to revive their traditional indigenous craft.This is in an effort towards making a more significant contribution to not only their families’ but their village’s economy. The women are learning, from scratch, the process of producing hammocks, belts, floor and table mats, baskets and hats. They are involved in stripping their own straw from the ite palm and spinning the required amount needed to make the various types of craft.Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who has direct responsibility for indigenous women, took the initiative of bringing about a new passion for the production of indigenous craft by the talented women there.Minister Garrido-Lowe recently visited the village where she encouraged the women to be active participants in the group since for centuries the indigenous people have used their many talents not only for economic gains but also for keeping their traditions alive.“For many of us, Arawaks especially, we have lost our tradition, but thanks to mostly our elders, our customs and traditions have survived … and we have survived as a people because of the same things. So, we should not throw it away. We should strengthen it and pass it over to our children. Our children should then teach their children and the indigenous people will continue to be.”The Minister said now is the opportune time to capitalise on the many opportunities being made available, especially for the women folk, and craft production can aid in building a robust village economy. She said the womenfolk of the village must play an active role in the process.The women shared their desire to remain members of the group and their anticipation that they will be able to equip themselves with the knowledge to move the village’s economy forward.Remarkably, the leader of the group is an elder from the village, eighty-two year old, Charlotte Oselmo, who said she is willing to share her knowledge with the much younger generation of women. She has long been encouraging the women to become involved  in handicraft production.Asked how she has maintained such an active lifestyle at the age of eighty-two “Mi” as she is fondly known in the village said, “It’s the way you care yourself, exercise your body.”Mi said she began straw work at a very young age from studying how her mother spun the tibisiri to produce beautiful craft pieces. One of the challenges she faces is her deteriorating eyesight.Minister Garrido-Lowe assisted by ensuring Mi saw the best ophthalmologist in Georgetown and during the visit to the Mission, presented her with a brand new pair of spectacles compliments of the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Mi thanked the Minister for her timely assistance adding that she will be able to better perform her chores at home and, more so, be of more assistance to the women.Meanwhile, Margret Cornet, a craft and catering facilitator of the Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS Program), is currently in the village on a one-week training exercise working together with Mi in mentoring the group. The women’s first foray at an exhibition will be on May 26, when Guyana celebrates 52 years of Independence and which gives the women the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their independent ability.St. Cuthbert’s Mission, which will soon be restored to its traditional name Pakuri, is located approximately twelve miles off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway and approximately sixty-five miles up the Mahaica River. The riverside offers the perfect venue for a Sunday family picnic or a peaceful, tranquil retreat for anyone who needs it.It is home to more than one thousand seven hundred Lokonos, with its main economic activity being subsistence farming and logging, while most of the men folk seek job opportunities in the mining sector. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedHeritage Month launched- Green Agenda seen as synonymous to Indigenous cultureSeptember 2, 2017In “latest news”Five-year plan to be crafted to empower indigenous women, youthJuly 8, 2015In “Business”Amerindian Heritage Month ushered in with religious ceremonySeptember 1, 2018In “latest news” read more

first_img Jun 21st 2018, 4:10 PM INTEL CHIEF EXECUTIVE Brian Krzanich has resigned over a “past consensual relationship” with an employee that violated a company non-fraternisation policy, the technology company announced today.Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will serve as interim chief executive while the company searches for a replacement.A leader in data storage, Intel said it has “a robust succession planning process in place” and was looking at both internally and externally for candidates. The company has also retained an executive search firm to help locate candidates.“The board believes strongly in Intel’s strategy and we are confident in Bob Swan’s ability to lead the company as we conduct a robust search for our next CEO,” said Intel Chairman Andy Bryant. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The company, which has been transitioning to cloud computing-oriented businesses amid a decline in personal computing, projected second-quarter revenue of about $16.9 billion and earnings of 99 cents per share. Both were well above analyst expectations.“Intel’s transformation to a data-centric company is well under way and our team is producing great products, excellent growth and outstanding financial results,” Swan said. “I look forward to Intel continuing to win in the marketplace.”Intel’s revenues in 2017 were $62.8 billion (€53.86 billion) and it had 102,700 employees at the end of the year.A Dow member, Intel rose 2.2% to $54.64 (€46.86) in pre-market trading.© – AFP 2018 31,930 Views Intel CEO resigns over ‘past consensual relationship’ with an employee Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will serve as interim chief executive. 35 Comments Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 4:10 PMcenter_img Share9 Tweet Email2 Image: DPA/PA Images By AFP Image: DPA/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4084247 Short URLlast_img read more

first_imgUber has urged the Victorian government to bring in swift laws to allow ‘ride-sharing’ within the same legislation regulating the taxi and hire car industries. In a move to ensure a shortterm fix, the company put a submission to Transport Minister Jacinta Allan this week, asking the government to include its services within a new subclass of special purpose vehicle to allow its drivers to legally operate their vehicles as hire cars.Around 4,500 Victorians are registered to drive with Uber, but the company is locked in a legal battle after an undercover operation by the Taxi Services Commission charged 11 people for allegedly driving a commercial passenger vehicle. Under the current arrangement Uber does not charge a fee to register its drivers, instead taking a 20 per cent stake in each fare, but its policy may change if it successfully lobbies the government to bring it within current legislation.At present, taxi operators are charged a fee of $22,000 a year, whilst other services attract a $40,000 annual fee. Uber’s head of policy Brad Kitschke said the company is self-regulated and is not in the business of cutting the taxi market. “The taxi lobby makes all sorts of claims; ride-sharing is a supplement that grows the total transport market.”“The main focus of any fees should be around consumer safety and protection.”“It needs to be appropriate, because a lot of drivers don’t do this as a full-time job.”Director of operations at South Cross Chauffeur Drive, George Kapnias, told Neos Kosmos that the government needs to show Uber the black letter of the law.“After an extensive review of the industry by Allan Fels, legislation was enacted in July 2014 to allow for new entrants to the industry with the view to allow the travelling public choice but also to maintain stringent standards. These standards have been breached en masse by Uber.”“The legislation clearly obligated those operating a PBO (Pre-Booked Only) commercial passenger vehicle service to comply accordingly. The Uber service clearly falls within this category.”Mr Kapnias added that the existing rules “need to be applied by the state government without fear or favour – regardless of the means utilised to book that service.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img July Ends With a Rare Black MoonHere’s How to See the Full ‘Thunder Moon’ on July 16 Stay on target The wait is almost over: Stranger Things 3, the third season of the hit Netflix sci-fi series will drop on July 4. But let’s be honest, you’ll probably be binge-watching all eight new episodes in one weekend. It’s OK, Netflix has more in store this July after you’ve left Hawkins, Indiana.Orange Is the New Black returns for its final season on July 26, while Queer Eye‘s Fab Five will be back to transform the stylistically challenged for a fourth season (July 19). It’s also looking to be a good month for anime fans: Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac and Kengan Ashura: Part 1 are both coming to Netflix to complete your summer binge-watching schedule.Here’s everything coming to Netflix in July 2019. If you’re not a subscriber, start your free trial here.July 1Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Astro Boy Caddyshack Caddyshack 2 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke Cloverfield Designated Survivor: 60 Days Netflix OriginalDisney’s Race to Witch Mountain Frozen River Inkheart Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Netflix OriginalKill the Irishman Lady in the Water Little Monsters Mean Dreams Mean Streets Megamind Nights in Rodanthe Paul Blart: Mall Cop Philadelphia Rain Man Road House Room on the Broom Scream 3 Starsky & Hutch Swiped Swordfish Taxi Driver The Accountant of Auschwitz The American The Book of Eli The Brothers Grimm The Hangover The Pink Panther The Pink Panther 2 War Against Women Who’s That Knocking at My Door?July 2Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection Netflix OriginalBangkok Love Stories: Plead Netflix OriginalGood Witch (Season 4)July 3The Last Czars Netflix OriginalYummy Mummies (Season 2) Netflix OriginalJuly 4Kakegurui (Season 2)Stranger Things 3  Netflix OriginalJuly 5In The Dark (Season 1)July 6Free Rein (Season 3) Netflix FamilyThe Iron Lady Sicilian Ghost StoryJuly 9Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns KinkyJuly 10Family Reunion Netflix FamilyGrand Designs (Season 10)Grand Designs (Season 15)Parchís: El documental Netflix OriginalJuly 11Cities of Last Things Netflix FilmJuly 123Below: Tales of Arcadia (Part 2) Netflix Family4 latas  Netflix FilmBlown Away  Netflix OriginalBonus Family (Season 3) Netflix OriginalExtreme Engagement Netflix OriginalKidnapping Stella Netflix FilmLuis Miguel – The Series (Season 1)Point Blank  Netflix FilmSmart PeopleTaco Chronicles Netflix OriginalTrue Tunes: Songs Netflix FamilyJuly 13Sorry AngelJuly 16The Break-Up Disney’s The Princess and the Frog Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein  Netflix OriginalWynonna Earp (Season 3)July 17Pinky Malinky (Part 3) Netflix FamilyJuly 18Secret Obsession Netflix FilmJuly 19Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed Netflix OriginalThe Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Season 3) Netflix FamilyLa casa de papel (Part 3)  Netflix OriginalLast Chance U: INDY (Part 2) Netflix OriginalQueer Eye (Season 4) Netflix OriginalSaint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Netflix AnimeTypewriter Netflix OriginalJuly 22Inglourious BasterdsJuly 24The Great Hack Netflix OriginalJuly 25Another Life Netflix OriginalWorkin’ Moms (Season 2) Netflix OriginalJuly 26Boi Netflix FilmThe Exception Girls With Balls Netflix FilmMy First First Love (Season 2) Netflix OriginalOrange Is the New Black (Season 7) Netflix OriginalThe Son Netflix FilmSugar Rush (Season 2) Netflix OriginalThe Worst Witch (Season 3) Netflix FamilyJuly 29The CroodsJuly 30Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Netflix OriginalJuly 31Kengan Ashura: Part 1 Netflix AnimeThe Letdown (Season 2 ) Netflix OriginalThe Red Sea Diving Resort Netflix FilmWentworth (Season 7)More on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in July 2019Best New Anime Streaming on Netflix in 2019last_img read more