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Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Retired Justice Nicholas P. Papadakos

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered commonwealth flags to fly at half-staff on the Capitol Complex and throughout the commonwealth to honor Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Nicholas P. Papadakos.Justice Papadakos, 92, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. He retired from the Supreme Court in 1995 after serving 11 years. Before that, he was an Allegheny County judge for eight years.The Commonwealth Flag shall remain at half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The United States Flag should remain at full-staff during this tribute. Governor Wolf Orders Commonwealth Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Retired Justice Nicholas P. Papadakoscenter_img September 15, 2017last_img read more

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Former Chad Leader Hissene Habre on trial in Senegal for war…

first_img“I am sad, I am ashamed. This is happening in a country like Senegal,” one of Habre’s supporters was quoted by AFP describing the defendant as “a liberator of Chad”.Rights groups say 40,000 Chadians were killed under a regime propped up by fierce crackdowns on opponents and the targeting of rival ethnic groups he perceived as a threat to his stranglehold on the central African nation.Delayed for years by Senegal, the trial has set a historic precedent as until now African leaders accused of atrocities have been tried in international courts.Senegal and the African Union signed an agreement in December 2012 to set up a court to bring Habre to justice.The AU had mandated Senegal to try Habre in July 2006, but the country stalled the process for years under former president Abdoulaye Wade, who was defeated in 2012 elections. Macky Sall, Wade’s successor who took office in April 2012 vowed to organise a trial in Senegal. Rights groups say 40,000 Chadians were killed during Hissene Habre’s reignFormer Chadian ruller Hissene Habre today went on trial in Senegal for atrocities committed 25 years ago during his reign.72 year old Habre who was at one time known as a “Africa’s Pinochet”,  has been in custody in Senegal since his arrest in June 2013 at the home he shared in an affluent suburb of Dakar with his wife and children.Habre was physically taken to the court after he refused to recognise it  calling it a ‘farce.Habre, who led Chad between 1982 and 1990, is about to face trial over 40,000 alleged political killings.Dressed in white robes and a turban, Habre pumped a fist in the air and cried “God is greatest” as he was escorted by prison guards into the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese capitalThis is the first time an African leader will be tried on the African continent for crimes against humanity. The Extraordinary African Chambers is a court established specifically for this case under an African Union agreement.The president of the chamber, Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam of Burkina Faso, announced that the military strongman was not represented as he opened proceedings.Habre — backed during his presidency by France and the United States as a bulwark against Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi — is on trial for crimes against humanity, war crimes and torture in Chad from 1982 to 1990.Several supporters, mostly young, screamed slogans condemning the trial in the lobby of the Dakar courthouse and were thrown out by police.center_img Rights groups say 40,000 Chadians were killed during Hissene Habre’s reign of terror from 1982-1last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team Rallies To Beat Lady Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs Volleyball team defeated The Connersville Lady Spartans 12-25, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 15-4.Batesville vs. Connersville Varsity VB (8-20)‘Batesville varsity pulls a barn burner of a comeback after starting cold and un-inspired. Down 2 games to none and losing them by a landslide, the lady bulldogs brought on a tenacious pursuit of the ball that was nothing more than exhilarating to watch.’  Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.The Lady Bulldogs win The JV contest 25-23, 25-24.Batesville vs. Connersville JV VB (8-20)Batesville will welcome the Golden Bears of Shelbyville this saturday august 22nd, with a 10am JV start. THe freshman team will play Rushville at the same time @ BPS.last_img

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Benitez believes in Lampard’s fitness

first_imgRafael Benitez believes Frank Lampard is capable of playing at the highest level up to and including the World Cup. Press Association Lampard, who is 35 in June, has scored nine goals in his last 14 matches for Chelsea to move within four of Bobby Tambling’s club record of 202. He also netted the decisive strike in England’s 2-1 defeat of Brazil – his 27th international goal in his 94th appearance. Benitez believes David Luiz, who captained Brazil at Wembley, moving into midfield has given Lampard the opportunity to influence games in attack. “When he (Lampard) has a holding midfielder it’s easier for him to go forward,” Benitez added. “David Luiz can give you balance in the middle. He understands the role. “He knows Lampard and Ramires are players who like to go forward, so to have a player like Luiz who can stay in the middle is important for him and also for the centre-backs because they are more protected. “His quality in possession is really good. He’s a player that can see the game and pass the ball with pace. “He can still improve his shooting – but he is doing well.” center_img The 34-year-old’s future is clouded in uncertainty, with contradictory reports over whether Chelsea are prepared to offer him a contract to extend his 12-year stay at Stamford Bridge beyond the end of the season. Benitez would not be drawn on Lampard’s Chelsea future, but, asked if the midfielder could feature for England in Brazil in 2014, the interim Blues boss said: “Yes, I think so. He is a good professional. If he has no injuries he can still play at a good level.” last_img read more

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Bruce hopes for Aluko progress

first_imgHull manager Steve Bruce is crossing his fingers that talks with Sone Aluko over a new contract come to a positive conclusion soon. Press Association Aluko hit the headlines last weekend when his stunning volley helped the Tigers seal a 3-2 win at Newcastle. That effort would have come as no surprise to those who saw the Nigeria international take the Championship by storm last term before a serious Achilles injury wrecked his season, and Bruce is a long-time fan of the player. “I’m trying my best, put it that way.” Having registered their first away win of the season at Newcastle, Hull are looking for back-to-back successes when West Ham arrive at the KC Stadium on Saturday. The Tigers have picked up two more points than their opponents from the first five fixtures and the match is a clear target for one of Bruce’s aim of 10 wins to stay up. But to achieve that he will have to overcome a close friend and, in his mind, an underrated coach in Sam Allardyce. “I think I can say this because he’s my mate we don’t have too many of those in football, but for me Sam gets undue, unfair publicity for his so-called way of playing,” he said. “Looking at what he has done in the last 10-15 years in the Premier League you know whenever you’re playing one of his teams that you’ll need to be at your best to beat them. “They’ll be committed, meticulously well organised and difficult to play against. “Then you look at the squad of players they have assembled very quickly and see they have a good squad. “He’s a had a fair few injuries to put up with but he’s assembled a very good group. Against West Ham and especially against ‘Big Sam’ it is a tough game. Always.” He has spoken on several occasions of Aluko’s ability to turn heads at the very highest level for Hull and, with the forward’s current deal due to expire at the end of the campaign, opened talks over an extension several weeks ago. All signs are positive that the two parties are in agreement, but many more performances like the one at St James’ Park and Bruce may find himself casting nervous glances over his shoulder. “We always want to keep our best players and make no mistake about it, if Sone stays injury-free he could light up the Premier League,” said Bruce. “We’d like to tie something up with him but as we all know the Bosman ruling is a horrible thing against a football club, so we’ll try and do our best and see if we can get him tied up. “I know he’s enjoying playing at this level and enjoying playing at this club so we’ll try and get a deal done sooner rather than later as far as I’m concerned.” While Bruce currently has no major cause for concern over a player who he first came across as a precocious teenager at Birmingham, he accepted progress had so far been slow. “It’s been going on for weeks now…it’s edging along,” he said. “Hopefully we’re coming to a conclusion but I wouldn’t be surprised in another week if I’m sitting here and it hasn’t been done. last_img read more

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First Degree Murder Suspect Wrongly Released in Broward Arrested in Georgia

first_imgFinally a 28-year-old murder suspect accidentally released from the Broward County jail has been arrested in Georgia.Eric Vail was released from the Broward County Jail May 30, where he was being held on a a second-degree murder charge. The jail was told Vail’s charges were dismissed and he was released but he had also been charged with first degree murder.Members of the Broward Sheriff’s Office SWAT/Fugitive Unit, who are also part of the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force, have been investigating Vail’s whereabouts since then, according to the sheriff’s office. Their investigation led them to a mobile home in Jesup, Georgia.Vail initially resisted and barricaded himself inside the home, the sheriff’s office said. After about three hours, he was taken into custody.He is expected to be extradited to Broward County to face one count of first-degree murder.last_img read more

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Michael Holding slams ‘ridiculous’ Test c’ship points system

first_imgNEW DELHI: Former West Indies cricketer Michael Holding slammed the World Test Championships (WTC) points system and stated the format needs tinkering before it can reach its full potential. The inaugural edition of the WTC began in August 2019 with the top nine teams taking part as per ICC Test rankings. The final is set to be played at Lord’s in June 2021 between the top two teams after the end of the league stage.Holding trained his guns at the points system and he referred to it as ridiculous. A series is worth a maximum of 120 points, which means if it’s a five-Test series then every Test win will give a team 24 points. In a two-match series, a Test victory is worth 60 points. “It doesn’t work,” Holding was quoted as saying by Wisden. “First of all the points system is ridiculous. You can’t play five Test matches and get the same amount of points if you play two Test matches. “And secondly, at some point you’re going to have teams who know they cannot get to the final and so those Test matches aren’t going to be all that entertaining. People know it’s just another game.” India have played the maximum number of series and have won seven out of nine matches. They are currently at the top of the pile with 360 points. Australia have played a series less than India but played more matches than Virat Kohli’s troops. With seven wins in 10 Tests, they are placed at the second spot with 296 points. New Zealand complete the top-3, having accumulated 196 points on the basis of winning three matches in seven Tests across three series (including a 2-0 victory against Indian at home). IANSAlso Read: 2021 Chengdu Summer Universiade still on track: FISU Also Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

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ICC World Cup WATCH: Clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan fans during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in Leeds

first_imghighlights New Delhi: The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds was expected to be tense due to the strained relationship between the two countries and their cricket boards. However, the tension spilled out in Leeds with both Afghanistan and Pakistan fans being involved in a scuffle. According to an ICC source, the fight broke out because a plane was flown which had Balochistan slogan stating, “Justice for Balochistan”. Apparently, it was an unauthorised plane that flew over the stadium and political messages were visible. Leeds air traffic is reportedly investigating the incident.The insurgency in Balochistan is a guerrilla war waged by Baloch nationalists against the governments of Pakistan and Iran in the Balochistan region, which covers Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeastern Iran, and the Balochistan region of southern Afghanistan ever since 1948. Baloch separatists argue they are economically marginalised and poor compared to the rest of Pakistan. Being crucial for Pakistan’s economic future, China has invested USD 46 billion in the region. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Before the match between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the break-up began when India’s government felt the need to strengthen ties with Afghanistan to keep in check China’s influence. Cricket was but a vehicle for this charm diplomacy. In the mid-2010s, grants, permission to use Indian grounds as their home venue, and a Test debut against India all reached Afghanistan pretty swiftly.The frosty relations have seen the Afghan players were asked to stop living and playing in Pakistan; they were even stopped from giving Pakistan too much credit for their development as cricketers or talking about their time in Pakistan.Pakistan faces a must-win situation in their remaining two games between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. A loss in either game makes their path to the semi-final incredibly hard. Pakistan’s situation is very similar to Bangladesh. If they win both games, they will knock Bangladesh out. If they win both games, they will have to hope England wins only one game and that New Zealand loses both games by a big margin so that they can finish better than fourth. Pakistan face a must-win situation in the 2019 World Cup.Pakistan’s next two games are against Afghanistan and Bangladesh.Afghanistan played their first Test against India in 2018.last_img read more

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Mumbai snag 2019 IPL title

first_img(ESPNcricinfo) – IN a deeply tactical and wildly chaotic final, Lasith Malinga turned around a horror night in an exceptional final over to hand Mumbai Indians their fourth IPL title.The match went this way and that — both batting sides arguably underperformed, technology gave the third umpire a nightmare, catches went down and run-outs were missed — before it came down to Chennai Super Kings needing nine to win off the final over.Malinga — three overs for 42 until then, a dropped catch, ordinary fielding and a missed run-out to his name — turned up one final time with creaky joints to concede just seven.With two required off the last ball, he bowled the most magical slower-ball to win it for Mumbai, when most bowlers would have been happy to bowl a slower wide ball to try to ensure the tie first.On a night when experience came to the fore, Shane Watson nearly enjoyed a similar fairy-tale.Trusted through what can conventionally be seen as a horror run, Watson carried Super Kings into the final with 80 off 59, twice undoing Mumbai’s good work with his targeted assault of Mumbai bowlers, but his physical struggles got the better of him in the last over.With five required off three balls and with Malinga nailing his yorkers, Watson set off for a suicidal second, not only running himself out, but also leaving Ravindra Jadeja stranded at the non-striker’s end. It was perhaps time for Jadeja to say no to that second.Winning the toss and deciding to bat because of the pressure of the final, Mumbai came out full of intent to not let Super Kings bowl Deepak Chahar for three straight overs in the Powerplay. Quinton de Kock went after Deepak in the third over, hitting him for three sixes, and MS Dhoni was forced to go to Shardul Thakur in the fifth over.De Kock hit him for a six fourth ball of the over. Now Mumbai were close to pushing Deepak and Super Kings out of their comfort zone; all they needed was to not lose a wicket in the next two balls.De Kock didn’t pay much mind to this by-play, and went for another six, gloving the ball to Dhoni.This allowed Deepak to come back in the sixth over, and he responded beautifully with a knuckle ball that got the wicket of Rohit Sharma for 15.What’s more, he made that sixth over — usually the most difficult in the Powerplay — a maiden. From 45 for 0 in 4.4, Mumbai went to 45 for 2 at the end of the Powerplay.last_img read more

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