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Qatar makes wearing masks outside mandatory with violators fined up to $50,000

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first_imgQatar reported 1,733 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours for a total of 28,272 cases and a total of 14 deaths. Qatar’s interior ministry announced on Thursday that wearing masks will be mandatory to go outside starting Sunday, and those who do not comply will be fined up to 200,000 riyals ($53,000).Violators could also be jailed up to three years, or either of those punishments, according to a statement on the ministry’s Twitter account.The statement added that the only exception will be if the person is alone driving in a vehicle. Topics :last_img

US could violate laws for lifting travel ban on Prabowo: Amnesty International

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first_img“We urge you to clarify that the visa issued to Prabowo does not extend any form of immunity to him and to ensure that if he does travel to the US, he is properly and promptly investigated,” Lin said.Prabowo would meet his US counterpart Mark Esper during a five-day visit to the US starting on Thursday, the minister said in a video released by the Gerindra Party on Tuesday.”America is an important country and I was invited, so I must fulfill the invitation,” Prabowo said. “Even though we will have a long journey, [especially with] the COVID-19 pandemic, we still have to respect [the invitation].”Prabowo went on to say he had reported the invitation to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who asked him to leave for the US.Topics : “The State Department’s recent decision to lift the ban on Prabowo is an abrupt, complete reversal of longstanding US foreign policy that has been in place for 20 years,” Lin said in the letter dated Tuesday.Read also: Prabowo to visit US for first time in decadesPrabowo was barred from entering the US for decades due to allegations of human rights abuses. He was included in a blanket ban on the Army’s Special Forces (Kopassus) for alleged human rights violations in East Timor when the territory was under Indonesian rule.Lin said the diplomatic invitation for Prabowo must be revoked if it entailed immunity for the crimes he had allegedly committed. Amnesty International has raised concerns over the United States’ decision to lift a 20-year travel ban on Indonesian Defense Minister and former Army general Prabowo Subianto, claiming the sudden policy change could contradict prevailing laws.Joanne Lin, Amnesty International’s national director for advocacy and government affairs, said in a letter addressed to US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo that the decision to allow Prabowo to enter the country could be construed as a violation of the Leahy Laws.The Leahy Laws prohibit the US government from using its resources to assist units of foreign security forces that are proven to have been involved in committing gross human rights violations.last_img read more

Syracuse ice hockey hones already-strong penalty kill ahead of Penn State games

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first_imgGoalkeeper Jenn Gilligan approaches each penalty kill with the same mindset she approaches every minute on the ice — stop the puck.While her tactical approach may change by trying to keep players on one side of her or falling on loose pucks to maximize whistles, Gilligan really just wants to keep the score stagnant.“Finding the puck at all times is my goal,” Gilligan said. “Once I see the puck, I’ve got to stop it. I want to get it, that way my team has a chance to breathe, relax and regroup.”Gilligan and Syracuse (1-2-4) hope to continue their strong penalty kill this weekend in two home games against Penn State (3-3-2), Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. at Tennity Ice Pavilion. The Orange has allowed six goals out of the 31 penalty-kill opportunities it has had this season, stopping opponents 83.3 percent of the time. Fifty-four of the 229 shots Syracuse has faced came on power-play chances.“Typically you like to be at 90 percent with your kill. I think we’re close and where we like to be,” said head coach Paul Flanagan.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“What we look at is if we’re making our reads, getting out to shooters and staying in our shooting lanes to block shots. I think we’ve done these things so far.”The Nittany Lions have converted three of their 31 power-play chances into goals, including two goals in their last three games and the Orange will try to stop the visitors from continuing their recent success. Flanagan said he’s satisfied with his team’s penalty kill and thinks it is one of the team’s strong points.Practicing defending power plays is so important because of the nature of ice hockey, Flanagan said. Being methodical, precise and disciplined can make a huge difference when it comes time to execute in games.“It’s the one thing in the sport you can really choreograph — special teams,” Flanagan said. “Our game is so spontaneous that when you’re killing penalties, you have a specific job to do and you’ve got to go out and do it together.”Mainly, the team works in practice by running five-on-four drills, which help the team get used to game situations. Flanagan said the team doesn’t work on many penalty kill drills, but that shot blocking is critical to the unit’s success. Sometimes just throwing bodies, sticks and skates into the passing lanes can be the difference between preventing a goal and conceding one.“When we don’t block shots, we aren’t successful,” said Allie LaCombe, a senior forward. “When we do block shots, we kill almost every penalty every time.”Flanagan said the other key to a solid penalty kill is to avoid penalties in the first place. The team needs to be more disciplined in staying out of the box, which means being less aggressive on the boards.The Orange averages 4.5 penalties per game, but has only committed five in the past two games, a sign that the team is doing better recently to limit opponents from taking advantage of an undermanned front.“The way this season’s been going, I think it’s crucial to kill penalties. We’ve had those four ties and they could’ve been wins if we had stopped a few power plays,” said Melissa Piacentini, a forward Flanagan puts on the ice for most penalty kills. “We need to be smarter and not have them in the first place.”Although the head coach is content, the team hasn’t won since its season opener and looks to improve in any way possible. Penalty kills can be that small difference the team needs.“As the season goes on, everyone’s power play gets better,” Flanagan said. “We need to mirror that defensively and keep improving.” Comments Published on October 30, 2014 at 12:11 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cross-channel leagues kick back into action

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first_imgNorwich – who still have Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan in their ranks and looking to make it back to the Premier League at the first time of asking – take on Blackburn in one of the afternoon’s most attractive fixtures.Meanwhile, the Scottish Premiership gets underway today.Rangers make their return to the top flight in the lunchtime game – Hamilton are the visitors to Ibrox. Champions Celtic begin their campaign against Hearts tomorrow.last_img

India’s best-ever medal haul coincides with record viewership

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first_img First Published: 3rd October, 2019 23:34 IST FOLLOW US Suman Ray WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Written By Last Updated: 3rd October, 2019 23:34 IST India’s Best-ever Medal Haul Coincides With Record Viewership The World Wrestling Championships saw Indian wrestlers return with their biggest-ever haul of medals; the sport has also scaled a new high in viewership SUBSCRIBE TO US The recently-concluded World Wrestling Championships saw Indian wrestlers return with their biggest-ever haul of medals from a single edition. That the Olympic sport is now making rapid strides in the country was validated by the series of firsts Indian grapplers achieved in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.Indian Wrestlers win big While Bajrang Punia secured his third medal from the prestigious event, Vinesh Phogat added another feather to her illustrious resume by getting her maiden medal. For the first time ever, a debutant dazzled on the world stage to finish on the podium as shown by Deepak Punia. Ravi Kumar took his World U-23 Championships stellar form to add to India’s medal tally while Rahul Aware also got home India’s fifth medal from this event. What was the icing on the cake was the fact that the wrestlers bagged four Olympic quotas from the World Championships for the very first time.READ | Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya win Bronze at World Wrestling ChampionshipsWrestling scales new heightsAll these historic moments were witnessed live by 6.5 million users on mobile and web platforms. The sport scaled a new high in India not just in terms of success, but also in viewership with as many as 11 million users engaging in live streaming and video content on the unique digital channel for wrestling. This on the go viewing of Wrestling in India was possible due to WrestlingTV which has the official right to telecast/stream all matches international and national for Indian Subcontinent and brought live action amounting to more than 100 hours of content from all 4 mats of the tournament straight to every Indian fan’s household. The channel has ensured that wrestling lovers don’t get to miss out on India’s prime Olympic sport. Wrestling TV next will live stream 33 days of live match content over the next two months. The mega live streaming bonanza this month will start with the World Veterans Championships from October 8 followed by the most-awaited UWW World U-23 Championships, that saw Ravi Kumar take silver medal last year, the tournament will be aired from October 28.READ | Vinesh Phogat: ‘All I want is to win the Olympic gold in Japan’Vinesh Phogat and other wrestlers gear up for World CupFresh from her bronze medal stint at the World Championships, Vinesh Phogat will return to the mat at the World Cup in Narita, Japan along with Rio Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik from November 15 along with other top Indian grapplers. With the Asian U-15 Championships scheduled from November 22 and the Senior Nationals in India following just a week later, it will be a treat for the entire wrestling community as the matches will be Live Streamed for the first time on this unique digital platform.READ | Saina Nehwal: Badminton ace’s journey from Hisar to London OlympicsREAD | Deepak Punia pulls out of World Wrestling Championship due to injury last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 9: Boxers Bid for N1.5m Cash Prize

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first_imgWhen the first bell rings at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, today, a slice of fans’ attention will be focused on the man who will win the N1.5 million cash prize for the best boxer at the event. This is the second time the sponsors are deviating from the N1million cash prize that normally accompanies the accolade. The first time was last December, when Stanley ‘Edo Boy’ Eribo was chosen as the best boxer.This time, the cash prize has been reviewed upwards in celebration of the fifth anniversary of GOtv operations in Nigeria and the commemoration of the country’s independence, according to a release.GOtv Boxing Night 9 is also a deviation from the six-fight format that has marked the event since it debuted in 2014. There will be an additional fight, making for a seven-fight arrangement. In addition, GOtv Boxing Night 9 will provide the stiffest test for the country’s top boxing talents, who have been paired with elite-level opponents from Ghana, one of the superpowers of African boxing. The Ghanaian challenge, a continuation of the Nigeria/Ghana sporting rivalry, will be mounted by Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena King and Richard “Desert Warrior” Amefu. King will face a stiff test from the quick-punching Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, the national light welterweight champion, while his compatriot slugs it out with the explosive Oto “Joe Boy”, the national lightweight champion. Fijabi and Oto remain undefeated and have made a habit of stopping most opponents within the distance.Fijabi’s last two fights ended in the first round. King is also undefeated, winning eight and drawing one of his professional fights. Amefu has lost two from 14, a record that cannot be sniffed at.Another star billed to fight is Jude “Great Jude” Iloh, the national light heavyweight champion, who goes up against Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu. Iloh remains unbeaten in seven pro fights, five of which he won by Kos. This, however, is a record Masebinu claims has no relevance. The opponent has only one fight, lost, but believes Iloh will fall.The cruiserweight division offers the much awaited national title defence by Ekeng “Fighting Policeman” Henshaw, ranked seventh by the African Boxing Union. Coveting his title is Idowu “ID Cabasa” Okusote (also known as Ojuelegba Terror). Okusote’s last fight was won via a knockout. His previous fight, a loss, was against one of the country’s biggest boxers, former Commonwealth champion, Isaac Ekpo, who also trains him.Okusote believes that the tutelage from the girdled Ekpo puts him at an advantage over Henshaw.The other light heavyweight clash will feature the Bariga mauler, Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi against Emmanuel “Man Mopol” Igwe. Both boxers are making their pro debut, but are well regarded in the amateur ranks.Other debutants include Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan, who takes on the slightly more experienced Prince “Lion” Nwoye in a lightweight challenge contest. Nwoye has one pro fight to his name and won.Also debuting is the pair of Ebube “Coded Man” Edeh, a man from whom much is expected, and Semiu “Jagaban” Olapade. Ede was discovered at the GOtv Boxing NextGen 1 last February and has been under the tutelage of coaches Joe Mensah and Obisia Nwakpa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

BetConstruct secures key content partnership with Greentube

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first_img Share Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct has struck a key strategic partnership with Novomatic Interactive subsidiary Greentube, whose online gaming content will subsequently be rolled out on both BetConstruct’s own casinos and its partner operators. As a result of this new partnership, more than 400 slots will be added to BetConstruct’s RNG library, making it one of the richest and most diversified in the industry. Daniel Lechner, Greentube Head of Sales, said: “We pride ourselves in delivering the best interactive and most diversified portfolio that the iGaming sector has to offer. Our new partnership with BetConstruct will further strengthen the connection between consumers and Greentube games in both Armenia and across the world. “We eagerly anticipate the great things to come as a result of our new partnership and look forward to an exciting collaboration with one of the world’s leading betting and gaming solutions providers.” Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder and CEO, added: “We chose the content for our industry-leading gaming catalogue with a single objective – to deliver the opportunity for business growth to our operators and to ensure their players get the biggest and best selection of games. “Adding Greentube’s games to our platform serves both goals in an excellent way and we look forward to our mutually beneficial and productive partnership.” You can hear more from BetConstruct at this week’s Betting on Football conference. The firm’s Strategic Adviser Vahe Baloulian will be joining representatives of the leading industry suppliers to answer the ‘questions you want answered’ on 20 March.He will then be back to discuss integrity and responsibility as part of the Sponsorship Forum on 21 March. For more information about the event, click HERE. Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador June 18, 2020 New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020last_img read more

Angels plunk Jake Marisnick; Astros unhappy about Jonathan Lucroy payback

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first_imgThe Angels plunked Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick on Tuesday in what may have been considered retaliation.The incident happened during the sixth inning, leading players on both teams to clear their benches after Noe Ramirez threw a pitch that hit Marisnick. Both sides were given a warning as a heated verbal exchange broke out between Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and Astros pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Justin Verlander, among others in Houston’s dugout. Jay Bruce injury update: Phillies outfielder (ribs) placed on injured list Update: Ramirez was suspended for three games for his actions while manager Brad Ausmus was suspended for one, MLB announced Wednesday.Noé Ramirez of the Angels has received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for throwing a pitch in the area of the head of Jake Marisnick. In addition, Angels manager Brad Ausmus has received a one-game suspension.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 17, 2019Ramirez will appeal.”Didn’t necessarily like it but it is what is,” he said, via the Los Angeles Times.On his suspension, #Angels Noe Ramirez said, “Didn’t necessarily like it but it is what is.” He is appealing it.— Maria Torres (@maria_torres3) July 17, 2019 MLB trade rumors: Phillies have been ‘in contact with every team that has pitching available’ The Angels hit Jake Marisnick (@JSMarisnick) who does everything he can to not let the situation escalate and it didn’t. pic.twitter.com/0CtbUScsBB— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) July 17, 2019“This was not a surprise,” Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters (via MLB.com). “I wish they would’ve handled it better. [The pitch] was too high. If they’re gonna hit guys, they need to hit guys the right way.”Finger-waggin’ Albert Pujols was about to take on the Astros dugout by himself. pic.twitter.com/IeLCQ7ZKqt— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 17, 2019Hinch expressed his displeasure, accusing Ramirez of intentionally hitting Marisnick and claiming it was “a free shot.” Tuesday’s game marked Marisnick’s first game against the Angles since he collided with Los Angeles catcher Jonathan Lucroy at home plate, leaving Lucroy with a concussion and a broken nose. Related News “Wasn’t everybody expecting something to happen to Jake tonight?” Hinch asked. “I mean, the entire industry was probably expecting it. Our guy got suspended for an unintentional act, and they got a free shot.”It’s a confusing time. Either the players govern the players on the field like it’s always been, or we legislate it to where none of this crap happens. They got a free shot at him with no warning, no ejection. We’ll see if there’s discipline, and without discipline, there’s not going to be any issue doing it the next time. So if retaliations are in, cool. We’re well aware.”Marisnick, meanwhile, wouldn’t reveal whether he thought Ramirez’s pitch was intentional. Marisnick said: “That’s a question for him. I’m not the one throwing the baseball.” He added: “It’s not what I wanted. It was an unfortunate play back in Houston. I feel terrible about it. And to come here and have some of this go down, it sucks.”Jake Marisnick on getting hit by the pitch: “It was a little high, a little inside.”Wouldn’t say if he thought it was intentional: “That’s a question for him.” pic.twitter.com/YadlGzbe8t— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) July 17, 2019As for Ramirez? He denied hitting Marisnick intentionally.“I was just trying to sneak a fastball by him,” he said. “I tried to sneak one by him in, and it just got away from me.” MLB wrap: Indians win, Twins lose as AL Central gap now smallest in 2 monthslast_img read more