Hitler’s Rumored Pet Alligator Dies in Moscow Zoo at 84

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first_imgMOSCOW –An alligator rumored to be Adolph Hitler’s petm during WWII, died at the Moscow Zoo at the age of 84.In the wild, the normal life span for an alligator is 30 to 50 years so this alligator, named Saturn, was extra special.Saturn was born in the wild somewhere in Mississippi in 1936 and was shipped to the Berlin Zoo from which he disappeared on November 23, 1943, in the aftermath of an Allied air bombing campaign on Berlin. One bomb directly struck the zoo’s aquarium and, according to reports at the time, all of the alligators and crocodiles in captivity there were killed. But not Saturn who was orbiting somewhere around das Führer.In this photo taken on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, the alligator Saturn swims in water at the Moscow Zoo, in Moscow, Russia. An alligator that many believed to have once belonged to Adolf Hitler has died in the Moscow Zoo. The zoo said the alligator, named Saturn, was about 84 years old and died on Friday. (AP Photo/Mikhail Bibichkov)In fact, of the 16.000 animals once kept in the Berlin Zoo, it is estimated that fewer than 100 survived the war. The zoo’s announcement of Saturn’s death states: “Even if, purely theoretically, he belonged to someone, animals are not involved in war and politics, it is absurd to blame them for human sins.”Death may not end Saturn’s public career. It has been reported that his carcass will be preserved and placed on exhibition at Moscow’s Charles Darwin Museum of Biology.last_img read more

Jim Boeheim on Syracuse’s current stretch: ‘It’s horrific scheduling. That’s my fault’

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first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories Poll: Grade the Orange’s performance against Wisconsin and pick a player of the gameStorify: Syracuse community reacts to overtime loss against WisconsinWisconsin outrebounds Syracuse by 26 in Orange’s 1st loss of the seasonGallery: Wisconsin hands Syracuse its 1st loss of the seasonDajuan Coleman on Jim Boeheim: ‘I guess he don’t trust me out there’ None of the Syracuse players were ready to use the Bahamas hangover as an excuse for a laid egg in its 66-58 overtime loss to Wisconsin on Wednesday.But SU head coach Jim Boeheim was quick to accept blame for the tough scheduling that will see Syracuse play four games against then-No. 18 Connecticut, then-No. 25 Texas A&M, Wisconsin and Georgetown in a 10-day stretch.“You know really it’s a tough game, and really this whole scheduling thing is my fault,” Boeheim said. “You cannot go to the tournament like we did, and come home and play Wisconsin and then go and play Georgetown. I put the players in a terrible position and, you know, we just have to play our way through it.”Syracuse was outrebounded, 51-25, on Wednesday while shooting just 7-of-24 from 3 and 11-of-20 from the free-throw line. Michael Gbinije said the travel wasn’t on his mind. Malachi Richardson said he wasn’t going to make any excuses. Trevor Cooney simply said games like Wednesday’s will help the Orange in the conference season.But Boeheim is the one that makes the schedule. So he took all the blame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s horrific scheduling,” Boeheim said. “That’s my fault.” Commentscenter_img Published on December 2, 2015 at 11:25 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more

Crested Cranes out to overturn deficit

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first_img Tags: crested cranesEthiopiafaridah bulegaTokyo 2020 CAF Women’s Olympics qualifiertopTracy Akiror The Crested Cranes lost 3-2 in Ethiopia on Wednesday (FUFA Photos)CAF Africa Women’s Olympic Qualifiers – Preliminary Round (Second Leg)Uganda vs Ethiopia (2-3 Agg)StarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 06-04-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – The Uganda Women National Football team, the Crested Cranes will be hoping to overturn a first leg deficit when they host Ethiopia at the StarTimes Stadium on Saturday.Faridah Bulega’s charges lost 3-2 to their Ethiopian on Wednesday in the first leg of the 2020 Olympics qualifiers and will head into the game knowing that just a 1-0 win will see them march onto the next round.After returning on Thursday, the team embarked on serious preparations that will see them make the next step on their maiden appearance at the stage.On Friday, they conducted a last training at the StarTimes stadium, one which was characterized by team work, attack and transition.Luckily for Bulega and her technical team, they head into the crucial game without any injury concerns as all the players are fit and ready to go.What they are saying before the game;Faridah Bulega, Crested Cranes head coach.“Thanks to God everyone is ok after the last training.“We expect victory that is if God is with us.“We are going to do everything possible to get the victory so that we march onto the next level.“The game on Saturday, i am going to do everything in my power so that we attack them and also play safe at the back so that we do not concede.Tracy Akiror, Crested Cranes Captain.“Our advantage is that we scored twice away from home which means we now require only one goal to go through.“We are more determined than we were when we went to Ethiopia and we want to win.“We are ready to defend so that we do not concede but also attack and score as many as we can.Having started on the bench, Hasifah Nassuna who scored the second of Uganda’s two goals in Addis Ababa is expected to start upfront along with US based Sandra Nabweteme.With the duo in the team, the Crested Cranes will be confident of getting at least a goal on Saturday.For Ethiopia, their main task will be shutting out Uganda as a goalless draw will see them through to the next round.But having conceded twice at home, they will be worry of the threat that Uganda posses upfront and will hope at least they do not concede early in the game.The team from the horn of Africa held their last training yesterday afternoon and looked to be set to take on the Cranes.The Ethiopian team training at Lugogo on Wednesday.The Crested Cranes team that is set to take on Ethiopia:Goalkeepers:Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Daisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves).Defenders:Shadia Nankya (Uganda Martyrs High School Rubaga), Aisha Namukisa (Kampala Queens), Viola Namuddu (Makerere-She MAK),  Yudaya Nakayenze (Siminole State College, USA),  Grace Aluka (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC), Marion Amangat (Olila High School).Midfeilders:Phionah Nabbumba (Ajax Queens), Tracy Jones Akiror (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC),  Shamilah Nalujja (Isra Academy), Fauziah Najjemba (Isra Academy), Lilian Mutuuzo (Kampala Queens),  Ritah Nabbosa (Lady Doves).Strikers:Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslem SS Ladies FC), Hasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Zainah Namuleme (Kampala Queens), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Sandra Nabweteme (Southwestern Oklahoma State University, USA) and Fazila Ikwaput (BIIK Kazygurt, Kazakhstan).Comments last_img read more