Tweet Share Sharing is caring! BBC News Share 65 Views no discussions News Juarez cartel boss ‘the Condor’ Peralta shot in Mexico by: – February 25, 2011 Share One of Mexico’s most wanted men has been killed in a gun battle with police, officials say.Luis Humberto Peralta Hernandez, 44, was a top figure in the Juarez cartel, which controls many of the drug smuggling routes from Mexico into the US, prosecutors said.Also known as The Condor, he is accused of involvement in almost 100 murders.He was killed in the northern city of Chihuahua on Tuesday, but officials only made his death public on Thursday.Mr Peralta Hernandez had been carrying a false ID, which had delayed his identification, said the Chihuahua state prosecutors’ office.They also said that he had worked for the state prosecutors’ office for nine years, during which time he is believed to have carried out most of the murders of which he was accused.He was shot dead by federal police in a busy Chihuahua street. Three of his alleged accomplices were arrested and have been taken to the capital, Mexico City, for questioning.Deadly cityPolice say the Juarez cartel, also known as the Carrillo Fuentes Organisation, is behind many of the recent gruesome executions and decapitations in the border town of Ciudad Juarez.The city saw more than 3,000 murders in 2010, making it by far Mexico’s deadliest town.Police blame a deadly battle between the Juarez cartel and its rivals from the Sinaloa cartel for much of the drug-related violence in Chihuahua state.Last week, President Felipe Calderon announced that four additional battalions would be deployed to the north-east of the country to try to stem the violence.Mexico has seen more than 34,000 drug-related killings since he launched his crackdown on the drug cartels in late 2006.
Versailles, In. — Libraries in Osgood and Versailles will present the program, “A World of Faith and Cultures in our Neighborhoods” Saturday, August 19. The program is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Osgood Public Library and 2 p.m. at the Tyson Library in Versailles.Professors Sarah Imhoff and Ashlee Andrews from Indiana University’s Religions Department will discuss the practices of a variety of religios communities in the United States. The information will include attire, styles of prayer or worship, gender roles and texts.Similar program were presented in Milan and Batesville earlier this year.The Ripley County Tourism Bureau, Batesville Memorial Public Library, Milan Public Library, Osgood Public Library, and Tyson Library in Versailles are continuing their partnership for the special program. “We had such a wonderful, encouraging response from the public we’re very excited to present the second day of this enlightening program,” noted Katherine Taul, director of the Ripley County Tourism Bureau.For more information please call 812-689-7431.
Koeman was determined to lead the south-coast club to Champions League qualification for the first time in their history this season, but he has downgraded his target following this loss at the Britannia Stadium. “The distance to fourth place is five points. Maybe (on Sunday) it will be eight,” the Dutchman said. “We are fighting for a Europa League place – that’s our Champions League. You have to see it like that.” There was no shame in Koeman’s words. After all, few would have predicted at the start of the campaign that Saints would be competing for any kind of European place in April. They were tipped as potential relegation candidates when Koeman took over following the departures of key men like Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and former manager Mauricio Pochettino. But Koeman has got the best out of a bright new bunch of players and the excellent football his team has played throughout the season was evident during much of the first half at the Britannia. The Saints boss admitted it was always going to be hard to secure a top-four finish this term. “It’s very difficult to beat the big ones in Premier League because of the players they have and can buy,” he said. Ronald Koeman acknowledged Southampton’s Champions League dreams were all but over after their 2-1 defeat to Stoke. Press Association The visitors took a deserved lead in the first half through Morgan Schneiderlin, but the Potters equalised through Mame Diouf following an error by Southampton goalkeeper Kelvin Davis and Charlie Adam snatched all three points for the hosts six minutes from time. Saints could have moved within two points of fourth-placed Manchester City with victory, but they remain in sixth – five points behind the Barclays Premier League champions, who play West Ham on Sunday. “Still, I think we are in a very good position. We know our level. “We try to play good football. That’s the quality of the team.” The defeat was difficult to take, though. After Schneiderlin had tapped in his first league goal since September, Graziano Pelle and Nathaniel Clyne missed good chances while Dusan Tadic had an effort cleared off the line by Glenn Whelan. Koeman felt Saints were robbed of a clear goal-scoring opportunity in the second half when Sadio Mane was flagged for offside after racing through. “It was a bad decision of the linesman about the offside of Mane,” Koeman said. “He was not offside and it was one on one with keeper.” On the plus side for Koeman, key defender Toby Alderweireld may play for the club again this season despite being carried off on a stretcher in the dying minutes. “Toby looks okay. It’s his shoulder,” the former Barcelona defender said. “We have to wait until (Sunday) for the scan but he’s back on his feet and he will be good, I think.” Koeman’s opposite number Mark Hughes was happy to end a winless four-match run and hailed Adam, who lashed home the winner from 10 yards after Jose Fonte had blocked Jon Walters’ shot in the box. “It’s great technique,” the Stoke manager said of the Scot, who scored from 65 yards against Chelsea a fortnight ago. “He knows exactly what he is doing. He has hit it into the ground and that has made it even harder for the keeper to save it.” Stoke’s equaliser came when Davis misjudged Steven Nzonzi’s shot, which hit the angle and Diouf lashed in from close range. Hughes had complained before the match that Stoke’s chances of making the Europa League via the Fair Play League had been compromised by UEFA, which apparently takes a dim view of the fact that Potters fans sing the Tom Jones hit ‘Delilah’, which contains lyrics that appear to promote domestic violence. The song was repeated on the terraces on Saturday, which brought a smile to Hughes’ face. He said: “We are not going to get too many (fair-play) points today. “But we got three Premier League points and that is the key.”
By Julien PretotROISSY, France (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino is hoping video replays will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia to help referees avoid serious mistakes during the tournament.Speaking to reporters after the first executive summit of the world governing body yesterday, he said video replays could help with decisions on penalties, goals and red cards.“It will not answer all the questions a referee can have but it will help them not to make serious mistakes,” Infantino said at the regional gathering of FAs.“How? With a referee in front of a TV monitor who looks at the footage and in the space of two, three, four seconds can advise the field referee if he is asked or if he has not seen a serious mistake.“Once again, it would be for game-changing decisions – goals, penalties and red cards – that is essentially on these decisions that video replays can intervene.”Infantino, who was elected in February, believes it is about time referees were assisted by video replays.“We’ve been talking about this for 50 years and now we’re testing it,” he said, adding that further tests could be conducted at next month’s Club World Cup in Japan or at next year’s Confederations Cup in Russia.Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and the United States have all been conducting tests.The second and third of 11 FIFA executive summits will be held in Singapore from December 6 to 8.“We will be testing all this, we will experiment and make mistakes, but the first results are positive and I really hope that in 2018 we will be able to help the referees at the World Cup.“It is a paradox that the only one not seeing a serious mistake is the referee while all the spectators at the stadiums or with their phones or at home see it immediately, while the referee cannot see it, not because he does not want to but because he is not allowed to,” Infantino added.In March, IFAB approved a two-year trial of a system in which a so-called Video Assistant Referee (VAR), with access to replays, helps the match officials review key decisions.
MS Dhoni will play his fourth ICC Cricket World Cup. India will play its first game against South Africa on June 5. Before the start of the World Cup, India will play two warm-up games. highlights New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni – A name which hit the cricketing arena almost 16 years ago, when he made India A debut in Zimbabwe. His sensational run in first India A series helped him to make India debut in 2004 and since then, he hasn’t looked back. With all three ICC tournaments under his belt, and also winning all other important series, Dhoni probably has nothing on his side which is yet to be proved.Over the years, his stature has only risen. With the World Cup just 10 days away his experience will be vital for India and who knows it better than former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum who led his team to World Cup 2015 final. McCullum recently gave his thoughts on Team India’s World Cup squad. He feels the availability of MS Dhoni in the side is indispensable because of his ability to put the opposition under pressure. The Kiwi said, “He is invaluable to the Indian team, he has a blueprint in his mind along with an approach to the game. He always puts the opposition under pressure when he arrives at the crease and reads the game perfectly. His fitness has been great, and he has been striking the ball beautifully in the recent past.”Former England captain Kevin Pietersen considers the recently concluded IPL a rebirth of the 37-year-old Dhoni. “His calmness gives him the ability to judge what’s in front of him, it doesn’t matter what situation it is, he is just one of those guys who you know would hold onto the ball when thrown at him.””The best thing about IPL this year was the rebirth of MSD’s batting, he took out all the bowling attacks in front of him,” he added. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Consider this situation. The politics in the country is bloody, with people getting killed regularly. Farmlands have been forcefully confiscated by the government by force. The country’s inflation and economy has tanked so badly that people have to get briefcases loaded with money for one loaf of bread. Two of their great players leave the team and never set foot in Zimbabwe for their ‘The Death of Democracy’ protest. A team is rid of all their talent due to political interference and because they were not black. The country’s cricket board, seeing how bad the status of their game has fallen, decides on a self-imposed exile for six years. After return, there is a brief spark but once again government interference stunts their growth. This interference has seen their cricket board suspended. There are no funds, so much so that the players and many members of the board have not been paid salaries for months. Cricket is being played but the player is not sure of when he/she will be paid. There are conflicts between players and the union. All the past gains in the earlier millennium have been wiped out because of the existing situation. With all these things going on in the backdrop, it is a miracle as to how Hamilton Masakadza managed to play 18 years for Zimbabwe. His debut in 2001 till the end of his playing career in 2019 in the final Twenty20 International against Afghanistan consisted of all the events mentioned above. Masakadza’s career has coincided with the turmoil that has gripped Zimbabwe in the 21st century, mainly thanks to former President Robert Mugabe’s governance. Yet, despite all this, Masakadza still had impressive numbers. A total of 9543 runs, 63 fifty-plus scores, third most runs for Zimbabwe and the second youngest centurion on Test debut. Also Read | After political meddling, Zimbabwe team could face suspensionHowever, this is the real tragedy with Zimbabwe cricket. An average of 30 in Tests, 27 in ODIs and 25 in Twenty20 Internationals will be considered mediocre. In the age where an average of over 50 and 60 is dominant by majority of cricketerers, Masakadza’s numbers will be just a footnote. The standard of cricket for Zimbabwe has deteriorated to such an extent that whenver cricket journalists want to do a numbers piece, they give the disclaimer that these stats exclude numbers against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.Also Read | Brendan Taylor returns to Zimbabwe cricket after two years, may play Test against Windies in OctWhen one balances these numbers against the situation, Masakadza’s story is of grit and love for the game. Even he quit the game for three years in order to pursue further studies. He might have hoped that time away from the game and Zimbabwe might have improved the situation. Call it fate or bad luck. When Masakadza returned, there was a bitter player dispute over pay. However, he has persevered and when he spoke in Chittagong, Masakadza’s love for Zimbabwe and the cricket shone through. “I am not someone who wears his heart on his sleeve but I think this is the one thing that brought a few emotions out of me. Even when I tried to tell the guys and the team before I made the official announcement, I barely got through three sentences so it’s been a really emotional time for me,” Masakadza said. The future is uncertain for Zimbabwe cricket after the departure of Masakadza. Players like Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis, who rejected county deals with Nottinghamshire and Lancashire respectively and returned to Zimbabwe in the hope of improvement, now find themselves at the crossroads. The ICC suspension of Zimbabwe will once again be considered in October. Zimbabwe might not even make it to the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, having missed out on qualification for the 2019 event in front of their heartbroken fans in Harare. The 19 years of turmoil has resulted in plenty of cricketers and their talent getting lost. Masakadza is the ultimate symbol of how his career was affected. That he survived 18 years with all the situations is a tribute to his survival. In Masakadza’s case, one should not be blinded by numbers of team contribution. A team that has been engulfed in turmoil should never be looked at by those prisms.
Today marks the beginning of donation week for Swipes for the Homeless, a USC student group that donates students’ extra dining dollars to the Los Angeles Mission, a non-profit organization that serves the homeless in the L.A. area.Swipes for the Homeless was founded at UCLA in 2009 and has extended to 10 university campuses worldwide, including UC Irvine, University of Texas at San Marcos, University of Paris in France and USC. The USC program was founded last semester and collected more than $17,000 from more than 200 students.This year, the organization hopes to raise a total of $20,000 that will benefit the Los Angeles Mission.Swipes for the Homeless works directly with USC Hospitality to purchase food with donated dining dollars that will be given to the Los Angeles Mission. Both last semester and this semester, the mission asked for non-perishable goods and meat, in particular.According to Monica Bral, the organization’s co-president, few students are reluctant to donate their dining dollars. Instead, the organization’s main issue is spreading the word on campus about donation week and reaching out to as many students as possible.“Our challenge is to raise awareness about the organization throughout campus,” Bral said. “We are working on ways to market ourselves and hope we will reach more students this semester. Once students know about it then [they] are almost always willing to donate.”Several students said the organization is right to focus on promoting its cause. Madeline Berry, a sophomore majoring in neuroscience, said she would have donated much more of her unused dining dollars as a freshman if she had known about the program last year.“It’s a really great idea, but I wish I’d known about it sooner because I spent a lot of money unnecessarily last year just because I knew I had the money to spend,” Berry said. “I would have been able to donate even more than I did to people that actually needed it if I’d heard about it sooner.”This year, Swipes for the Homeless has reached out to students, particularly freshmen, through increased advertising and fliers with detailed information about how the donation process works.Students can donate any amount of their remaining dining dollars by stopping at one of the organization’s tables, located outside of the USC Bookstore and Trojan Grounds. According to Swipes for the Homeless Co-President Sabrina Aziz, donating is easier than ever.“If students want to donate, they can stop by our tables this week and sign up to donate their extra dining dollars,” Aziz said. “The dining dollars will not be touched until the end of the semester when students don’t have access to the money anymore. Students can even just write ‘remaining balance’ so that if they have a remaining balance at the end of the semester, instead of being wasted, it will go to the L.A. Mission.”Liz Friedman, a freshman majoring in international relations and global business, says that Swipes for the Homeless is a constructive way to use her remaining dining dollars at the end of the semester.“I definitely want to donate the rest of my money to Swipes for the Homeless because otherwise I feel like I’m buying food that I don’t really need,” she said. “You lose money if you don’t spend all of your dining dollars that you paid for in the beginning of the semester, so why not donate the rest to a great cause?”Swipes for the Homeless has received a great reception from the Trojan community, and Bral said this support will ensure that the organization will continue collecting donations in the future.“It is a great cause and we get a lot of positive feedback from students, faculty and staff,” Bral said. “It is a win-win situation because students do not have access to their cards and money any longer, and the homeless can really use the meals. For us it’s a swipe, for them it’s hope.”
As a senior in high school, Sterling Lowry had outlined the next few years of his life. He wanted to play his senior year of football at Nottingham (New York) High School, graduate with a diploma and move on to college football at either the Division III or Division I level, something he dreamt of since he was 5 years old, he said.On the first play from scrimmage in an exhibition against Waterloo High School, things changed.His head coach at the time, Nick Patterson, called a zone read running play. At quarterback, Lowry watched the defensive lineman zoned in on stopping the running back. Lowry, keeping his eye on the defender, sprinted toward the edge, around the side of his left tackle. The opposing linebacker raced toward Lowry and chose to dive at his lower body. As the Waterloo defender plunged forward, Lowry heard a pop in his left knee.Four years removed from a torn ACL and LCL in that knee, Wagner (1-0) senior captain and starting cornerback Lowry leads the Seahawks into the Carrier Dome this weekend to face Syracuse (1-0). The Syracuse native attended Nottingham, which is located about three miles east of SU. Last season, he started all 11 games for Wagner and recorded 39 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.After the ACL tear, Lowry completed extensive rehab during his senior season. Lowry’s stepfather, Shedrick Williams, was perhaps his biggest help. He made sure that his son was never just sitting idly by as he wallowed into despair over the possibility of a derailed football career. Dragging him along to the grocery store or forcing him to watch his brother’s basketball games, Lowry’s parents wanted to keep his mind active.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I have … wonderful people in my corner,” Lowry said. “They played a big part in my rehab and getting back to full strength.”About half a year later, Lowry was cleared by his doctors to return to action, said Sheldon Lloyd, Lowry’s defensive backs coach at Nottingham.At first, Lowry didn’t trust his athleticism. He was worried that if he pushed himself too hard, he would re-injure his leg.Instead, he focused on improving his mind. Lloyd, who also coached Lowry in Pop Warner, invited Lowry into his office. There, he watched film and studied how to become a better player.“He was always a smart kid and he always knew where to be on the field,” Lloyd said. “After he got hurt, he continued to work hard to get better. He wanted to improve in some way so he went ahead and got his mind right.” Now, as Lowry returns to central New York to face his hometown school, he’s a more complete player, he said. Following an arduous and extensive rehabilitation program, Lowry is quicker, stronger and more intelligent.Even though he’s only watched game tape of the pre-surgery Lowry, and never seeing that version in person, Wagner head coach Jason Houghtaling knows this version is an upgrade.“Ever since day one, he’s really been a team guy but he’s worked his tail off in the weight room,” Houghtaling said. “He’s gotten bigger and faster, and that’s translated onto the football field for sure.” Published on September 6, 2018 at 12:21 am Contact Adam: email@example.com | @_adamhillman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Esports organisaton Ninjas in Pyjamas (“NiP”) is set to receive investment in the millions from Felix Granander according to an Esports Observer report.Hachim Chahine, NiPThe deal was put together by Swedish talent agency Orlando John, who work closely with a plethora of Swedish esports stars across both Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The talent agencies roster includes the likes of Dota’s Jonathan “Loda” Berg, Ninjas in Pyjamas Counter-Strike roster and Fnatic’s Martin “Rekkles” Larsson. Although the figure is unconfirmed, the TEO report suggests it will lie in the “double digit” million range and will see Granander purchase a 15 percent stake in the organisation. Granander and his relations are no stranger to esports. Jan Stenbeck, Granander’s late father had a notable stake in MTG who acquired ESL and later DreamHack. The investment will see Granander become the fourth largest capital owner in NiP, behind Emil “HeatoN” Christensen, Nyx Ventures and Diglife. Hicham Chahine, CEO of Ninjas in Pyjamas told TEO: “We’re not in a position where we require capital, so it’s more what comes next for us in terms of global expansion. With this investor coming along, ahead of time, we found it was a good opportunity to get him on board, but we’re still in the plan of continuing the process that we already started on.”Esports Insider says: Big investment coming in for yet another esports organisation. The difference here is that NiP do not have an OWL slot and only operate in a few titles, whereas the likes of OpTic and EnVyUs are represented in a more broad sense. Still, NiP remain one of the most recognisable brands in esports and it’s no surprise to see investment flooding in to the org. Congratulations to Hicham & co, we look forward to see what’s next for the Ninjas.
IBF Africa super welterweight champion, Dodzi ‘Zewuze’ Kemeh (24-2, 22 KOs) makes a first defence of the title against Brazilian, Sergio Dos Santos Carvalho (13-0, 11 KOs) in the headline bout of ‘Thunder In Volta’ fight show at the White Dove in Dzodze, Volta Region of Ghana on April 11.“I am delighted to get this opportunity to fight again in front of my fans and my people in the Volta Region,” said Kemeh who annexed the title following a round 6 TKO victory over countryman, Frank Dodzi in the same Dzodze last November.I appreciate their support and promise to win again for them. I’m also grateful to my management, they provide everything I need to become a world champion,” added the IBF Africa champion.Presented by ACE Power Promotions, other supporting bouts on the night of ‘Thunder In Volta’ include Kofi Manu (13-9, 10 KOs) against Naimou Samson Aziz of Benin (3-1, 3 KOs) in an international super welterweight contest scheduled for 8.Also fighting in Dzodze will be new ACE Power Promotions signee, Daniel Aduku (11-2-1, 7 KOs) the reigning Ghana middleweight champion who comes up against veteran, George Amuzu (18-35-1, 14 KOs) in a middleweight contest over 8 rounds.Young Holy Dorgbetor (2-0, 1 KO) who made his pro debut only last year, returns against Emmanuel Otoo (2-1, 2 KOs) in a super bantamweight contest scheduled for 8 rounds.