Opposition demonstrators arrested for demanding justice for Bahaddin Khaziyev

first_img AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia The abduction and severe beating last night of Bahaddin Khaziyev, the editor of the daily Bizim Yol, was the second apparent murder attempt against an opposition journalist in the past three months, Reporters Without Borders said today.“The same exceptionally violent methods were used,” the press freedom organisation said. “Both journalists were kidnapped by an unidentified band of thugs, beaten unconscious and left for dead. Who are these thugs? Are they isolated criminal gangs? Who are they working for? Why do the authorities never succeed in identifying those responsible for these barbarous actions? The government must get on top of this and show that it is really determined to solve these cases and put an end to this kind of violence against journalists.”Khaziyev was driving in his car at around midnight last night when he found his way blocked by two black, Russian-made Zhiguli cars. Reporters Without Borders has learned that five men in sports attire forced him to get out of his car, put a bag over his head and drove off with him.His abductors then beat him, told to stop writing critical articles, and finally dumped him beside a lake 20 km outside Baku at around 3 a.m., driving over his legs as they left. Local residents found him unconscious shortly before dawn and called the police and emergency services, which rushed him to hospital.Khaziyev has multiple fractures to the left leg and contusions all over his body. His hands bear the marks of where he was bound. One of his legs was dislocated when the car drove over him. A doctor at the hospital described his condition as very serious.Khaziyev said he did not know his assailants but he overheard one of them saying: “We have done what you wanted and even more.” He said he assumed that persons criticised in his articles were behind the attack. The latest issue of Bizim Yol (which appears five times a week) focused on illegal trafficking in black caviar and alleged corruption by Ali Nagiyev, a senior official in the national security ministry (the former KGB). The local police said they are investigating. Ali Kerimli, the leader of the opposition Party of the Azerbaijani Popular Front (PPFA), described it as “an act of terror at the state level” and held the authorities responsible.Meanwhile, the authorities have yet to announce any progress in their investigation into the nearly fatal attack on 5 March on Fikret Huseynli of the opposition daily Azadlig. Those responsible for the fatal shooting for Elmar Husseynov on 2 March 2005 have never been identified. Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh June 12, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition demonstrators arrested for demanding justice for Bahaddin Khaziyev Help by sharing this information AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Azerbaijan ————————————————————19 May 2006Another opposition journalist nearly killed in violent attack April 9, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF_en News News to go further News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says An opposition journalist has narrowly escaped a murder attempt for the second time in three months. The latest victim, the editor of the opposition newspaper Bizim Yol, was beaten unconscious and then driven over by a car. He is now hospitalized in a very serious condition. Reporters Without Borders calls on the government to put an end to the violence against journalists. Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more News Police arrested a score of activists belonging to the opposition Azerbaijan Popular Front Party on 9 June 2006 as they took part in a new protest demonstration against the abduction and vicious beating suffered by journalist Bahaddin Khaziyev. They were released a few hours later. A group of journalists had rallied in central Baku on 30 May to protest against the brutality.In response to national and international pressure, the interior ministry announced on 23 May that a criminal investigation would be opened into the attack on Khaziyev, editor of the opposition daily Bizim Yol, who was abducted, beaten and left for dead on the road on 19 May. RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijanlast_img read more

Dominic Thorburn on Winning Laughs in London’s One Man, Two Guvnors & Stripping Down for Charity

first_imgThe hit London comedy One Man, Two Guvnors is entering its final stretch at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, its giddy commedia dell’arte-inspired zing intact. For that, credit a cast made up jointly of old-timers and newcomers, the latter including a bravura comic turn from 24-year-old Dominic Thorburn as Alan Dangle, the self-appointed actor extraordinaire of the piece. Broadway.com recently caught up with the gifted West End newbie to talk take-overs and, um, posing nude. I first saw you in director Ed Hall’s all-male Propeller company, performing Henry V and The Winter’s Tale in repertory. What was that like? Insane! There we were 12 or 14 guys touring the world in Shakespeare, and I was the youngest. We were a very, very cohesive group to the extent that we trained with the British military for five weeks. So, there we were, piggy-backing one another around Clapham Common [in south London], watched over by Ed, who was there with a newly born child in one hand, a phone in the other and directing us at the same time! What was the most obvious challenge of entering the farcical world of One Man, Two Guvnors? Just to be in something that has this level of actual play in it was an outrageous privilege. Until this job, I had mostly been doing classical, heavyweight texts since leaving drama school [in 2010]. It felt like a real test of my comic ability. You and your predecessor in the role, Daniel Ings, worked together in Manchester last summer in Kenneth Branagh’s Macbeth. Yeah, that was cool. He had done a 12-month contract [as Alan], so he had a wealth of experience in the part, and it was very interesting to work with him on something that couldn’t have been more of a polar opposite to our show. When I auditioned for Alan, I had this enormous four-month beard [from Macbeth], so it was about encouraging the people considering me to see the struggling artist beneath the hair. Luckily, they were enormously flexible. Richard Bean’s comedy has become a London mainstay. Were you aware of the show before you became a part of it? I’d seen the original production, just as a regular member of the audience because it was the show to go to, so I experienced its very peak. What was interesting to me is that it’s very traditional in its old-school style of British comedy, with all the pratfalls and slapstick and innuendo, and at the same time it feels completely contemporary. It’s such an infectious piece of work. One Man, Two Guvnors You’re wonderfully natural in a part that, in the wrong hands, can look forced. Do you have acting in your bloodstream? I do actually come from a family of creatives: My dad is a drama teacher, and my mom’s an artist, so I guess it’s in the blood cells. I feel as if I know the world in which Alan moves, since I’ve been marinated in that level of intensity. A human tempest, then? Yes [laughs]. You have to find in Alan this forgivable naivete, but also a lovely energy. And you shouldn’t just laugh at him, you should care about him, too. Everything about Alan is lovably exaggerated, from his swagger to his way of turning his body toward the audience in the most grandiose way. Yes, as a character Alan quickly reaches levels of the absurd [laughs]. At the same time, you have to find a way of making it ring true and not just outlandishly and wildly large, so I try to come at it from a point of extreme earnestness. The thing about Alan is that he reacts extremely to people who offend his poetic soul. If, for instance, someone mocks the concept of love, then he becomes a storm and everyone around him gets wet! You also appeared in a revival of Our Country’s Good, during which you posed nude for Gay Times magazine in the UK. How did that come about? Simple: [director] Max Stafford-Clark dared me, and I called his bluff [laughs]. I thought, “Yeah, let’s take it on and see how we go!” The whole thing was absolutely hilarious, fantastic—and it was for charity, which felt right, as well. So, what was it like to take over as Alan, who must be one of the most wonderfully preening actors ever conceived for the stage? I had friends who took over in the second cast so I was invited to see the play again; I ended up seeing it three times, each time with a different cast. By the time I joined it, I was aware of the show’s DNA and its history and I knew how easy it would be to do a bad impression of what I had seen. That’s when I realized the importance of taking what was there and putting my own stamp on it. Were you worried about what your family might think? I’ve been trying to shock them since I was five, so I think at this point they’re kind of bulletproof! Related Shows View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 2, 2012last_img read more

Start with decisions during a crisis response

first_img continue reading » In the midst of a crisis, one of the most important skills to have is the ability to make a decision, says Donna Tona, a disaster management expert.“Folks have to be taught, trained, and supported to handle a crisis. You can’t run away from it,” Tona tells the CUNA News Podcast. “We’re running away from things and we talk about making decisions, but we [often] don’t.”Tona, vice president of client experience at Werkz, Inc., specializes in emergency trauma management, and assists municipalities, governments, and businesses with crisis incidents. She also works with organizations to develop training exercises to prepare before a crisis happens.She has assisted at a variety of crises, including assisting credit union employees after the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995, providing assistance during ice storms in her home province of Alberta, Canada, and providing support after the September 11 attack and World Trade Center collapse. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Gary Neville questions Unai Emery’s decision to start with a diamond in Arsenal’s loss to Liverpool

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 25 Aug 2019 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Advertisement Gary Neville questions Unai Emery’s decision to start with a diamond in Arsenal’s loss to Liverpoolcenter_img Arsenal’s midfield struggled as Liverpool took control early on (Picture: Getty)Murphy wrote in his column for the Daily Mail: ‘I am all for trying different things tactically but the problem here was that it didn’t look as if Arsenal players had worked on a system that I know from experience requires good understanding between team-mates and an awareness of the opposition strengths and weaknesses.‘One of Liverpool’s greatest strengths most people would agree are their full-backs, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson, who are arguably the best partnership in Europe.‘And yet by lining up so narrow because of the diamond, Arsenal were playing right into their hands and allowing them to bomb up the pitch at will and rain in free crosses on the Arsenal goal.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Neville felt Arsenal’s diamond struggled to get out to cover Liverpool’s full-backs (Picture: Getty)‘The diamond was a big ask, and it had an element of risk with it particularly in terms of dealing with the full-backs of Liverpool,’ said the former Manchester United defender during commentary on Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The 4-3-3 they’ve now got out there, you wonder how it might have been if he’d have started with that. It looks a little bit better balanced.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘There was a period where you just thought the wear on the legs [in the 4-4-2 diamond] was big, in terms of the fatigue setting in, and that does come from the side-to-side movement of chasing the ball.’Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy was also critical of Emery’s decision to play a diamond and believes it played into Liverpool’s hands. The former Man Utd defender felt Arsenal looked better when they ditched the diamond (Picture: Reuters)Gary Neville has questioned Unai Emery’s decision to pick a midfield diamond in Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool on Saturday and believes they looked better after switching to a 4-3-3.Opposite number Jurgen Klopp admitted he was ‘surprised’ by Arsenal’s formation at the start of the match, though Liverpool quickly adapted, overloading the flanks, and secured a 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah.After going three goals down, Emery changed his shape – playing a front three of Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – and Neville preferred the balance it provided.last_img read more

Francesco Totti explains how Arsenal and Man Utd flop Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be a success at Roma

first_img Comment Mkhitaryan has struggled at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)‘He hasn’t always played regularly over the last two years at Arsenal, but I hope he can feel at home at Roma.‘The fans will certainly appreciate him here, as he has great technique and is eager to prove himself.’The former Manchester United man showed some form as he scored twice in an impressive 4-2 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina for Armenia on Sunday and could make his Roma debut this Sunday against Sassuolo.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTotti may be optimistic about Mkhitaryan’s impact in Rome, but he does not think his former side will be challenging for the Serie A title this season, nor will they make the top three.‘I still maintain Juventus are the team to beat this season,’ Totti told Radio Radio. ‘As they are strong both as a team and a club, but this year Inter and Napoli reinforced and I see a different type of campaign.‘I think the top three are already decided, then anything can happen after that. Unfortunately, Roma can only hope to fight for fourth place. That is the reality of the situation, seeing what happened in pre-season.’MORE: Why Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Vitoria has been rescheduled by UEFAMORE: Samuel Umtiti discusses Arsenal rumours and bursts out laughing at Alexandre Lacazette’s transfer plea Henrikh Mkhitaryan has joined Roma on loan for the season (Picture: EPA)Roma legend Francesco Totti is confident that Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s loan switch to the club will be a success, despite his struggles for form at Arsenal.The 30-year-old scored six Premier League goals in 25 appearances last season and made three appearances for the Gunners this campaign, before leaving for the Italian capital on loan.However, the Armenian has struggled to produce his best form regularly and has been in and out of the starting line-up at the Emirates.With the arrival of Nicolas Pepe and the emergence of the likes of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson, Mkhitaryan was deemed surplus to requirements and was shipped off to Serie A.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe is still yet to make his debut for Roma, but when it comes, Totti is certain he will impress.‘Mkhitaryan can bring quality and quantity, so it’s a good move,’ Totti told Sky Sports Italia, via Football.London. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 10 Sep 2019 8:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link34Shares Advertisement Francesco Totti explains how Arsenal and Man Utd flop Henrikh Mkhitaryan can be a success at Roma Advertisementlast_img read more

MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena Cancer Center Receiving Upgrades Thanks to the Holiday Appeal Raffle

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisMore than $13,700 was raised from the 2016 annual Holiday Appeal for MidMichigan Medical Center Alpena.Here’s a look at that story.Thanks to the community, the MidMichigan Cancer Center, and the Medical Center Emergency Department will be getting some new upgrades, and renovations.It’s been over 16 years since the Cancer Center has seen renovations, and thanks to the Merry & Bright raffle change is going to come.“This fall, or this winter we had a raffle with the Auxiliary and we raffled off some baskets and a beautiful necklace donated, and we raised $4,650 with that raffle and half of it went to the Development Council which funded part of the Cancer Center project and part of it went to the Auxiliary and they are paying off their Emergency Department pledge so we were really happy with the success of the raffle and it was really a fun time also,” Development Director, Ann Diamond said.Some changes that are being made includes state–of–the–art cancer equipment for those receiving radiation therapy, as well as patient enhancements, such as heated chairs and personal entertainment systems for those receiving chemotherapy infusions.“There’s a lot of stuff going on here. We’re expanding the Cancer Center a little bit. The chemotherapy area, we will be looking at new equipment believe it or not the Cancer Center is about 16 years old. A new linear accelerator, a stimulator, and things like that, that are well needed,” She added.As for the help and support of the community, Diamond said thank you.“We’ve serviced so many patients, and we want to remain ‘state of the art’ and with our affiliation with the University of Michigan that’s going to happen. It will take kind of a process; this is a work in progress. We’re doing the chemotherapy areas now, we’ll see the new linear accelerators this year, but it really is heartwarming and really wonderful to see the community be involved and support it also,” Diamond said.In Alpena for WBKB News, I’m Star Connor.If you would like to donate, contact the Development Office at 989-356-7738 or visit www.midmichigan.org/donations.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Cancer, cancer center, Emergency Department, MidMichigan Medical Center, MidMichigan Medical Center AlpenaContinue ReadingPrevious ACC Holds Annual Science Olympiad Region 2 Over the WeekendNext Ella White and Hinks Elementary Celebrate ‘National Reading Month’last_img read more

LeBron James agrees to 4-year, $153.3 million contract with Lakers

first_img Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersPoint guard Lonzo Ball tweeted: “Y’all really thought he was gonna pass up the greatest city in the world … #TheKingIsHere.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Forward Kyle Kuzma tweeted a gif of him hugging James following a game last season and also wrote: “LAKESHOWWWW. @kingjames let’s go my brotha let’s rock.”Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted: “The world’s best player comes to the greatest city in the world. Welcome to the @Lakers @KingJames!”The Lakers probably aren’t done with their offseason roster makeover, either.It’s believed they continue to have a strong interest in acquiring disgruntled forward Kawhi Leonard via a trade with the San Antonio Spurs, pairing him with James for next season and beyond. Leonard can become a free agent next summer. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img In their places, Buss hired Johnson as president of basketball operations and Pelinka as general manager. Johnson and Pelinka reshaped the roster, clearing salary-cap space that gave them the ability to sign two free agents to two max contracts this summer.The pair had targeted James for more than a year before an agreement was struck. The buzz around Southern California reached a fever pitch in the days leading up to the agreement, especially after he opted out of his 2018-19 contract with the Cavaliers and became a free agent. Speaking ahead of free agency last week, Johnson sounded confident he could succeed where his predecessors had failed.“Do you know how many Finals I have been in?” Johnson said last week. “So you think I am worried about this? I have played against Larry Bird in the Finals. I mean, come on man. I have been in nine Finals. I have been in college NCAA championships.“I’m Magic Johnson.”James isn’t planning any more comments and there reportedly won’t be a welcoming press conference or celebration in Los Angeles, a person familiar with his plans told The Associated Press on Sunday night on the condition of anonymity. James will make his next public comments on July 30 in Akron when he opens a public school started by his family foundation.Shortly after Sunday’s announcement, James posted a three-photo tribute to Cleveland fans on his Instagram account.“Thank you Northeast Ohio for an incredible four seasons,” James wrote. “This will always be home.”NOTEEarlier on Sunday, the Lakers signed first-round draft pick Moe Wagner, which means he cannot be included in any trades for 30 days. Wagner was the 25th overall pick in the June 21 draft, a 6-foot-11 center/forward from Michigan.The Lakers also signed Malik Newman, an undrafted guard from Kansas, to a two-way contract. Wagner and Newman are expected to play big minutes during summer league action, first in Sacramento and then in Las Vegas. The Lakers begin play Monday in Sacramento. The Lakers also agreed to a new contract with free agent guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a one-season, $12 million deal, which limits their ability to sign another free agent to a so-called “max” contract like the one to which James agreed. In addition, guard Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers agreed to join the Lakers on a one-year, $4.5 million deal and center JaVale McGee of the Golden State Warriors agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal.DeMarcus Cousins of New Orleans, a free agent James has called the best center in the NBA, had interviews scheduled with the Lakers and the Pelicans this week. The Lakers could sign Cousins to a shorter-term contract or make several moves to clear salary-cap space in order to add him to their roster.James’ agreement comes nearly three months after the Lakers finished the regular season with a 35-47 record and missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive time. He is viewed as the only man capable of lifting the storied franchise on his massive shoulders and returning it to greatness.His arrival Saturday on a private jet at Van Nuys Airport was greeted by reporters beyond a chain-link fence and a news helicopter in the air. Videos and photos of him getting off the plane after a family vacation on the Caribbean island of Anguilla went viral.Magic Johnson reportedly met with James at one of his homes for several hours on Saturday night.James, a four-time MVP and a three-time NBA champion, is seen in Lakersland as nothing short of a savior. At 33, he is coming off one of the finest seasons of his Hall of Fame-caliber career, averaging 27.5 points on 54.2 percent shooting, plus 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists in 36.9 minutes.He also averaged 34 points on 53.9 percent shooting, plus 9.1 rebounds and 9 assists in 41.9 minutes during the playoffs, when he and the Cavaliers reached the Finals before losing in four games to the Golden State Warriors. It was his eighth consecutive Finals appearance.The last time James missed playing in the Finals was 2010, when the Lakers outlasted the Boston Celtics in seven nerve-jangling games to win their most recent championship, their 11th title since moving to Los Angeles in 1960-61 and the franchise’s 16th overall.Only the Celtics, with 17 titles, have won more.James won championships in 2012 and ’13 with the Miami Heat and in ’16 with the Cavaliers and he was named MVP of the Finals in each title run. He and the Cavaliers came up short in each of the past two seasons against the deeper and more resourceful Warriors.Meanwhile, the past five seasons have featured one lackluster ending after another for the Lakers, who haven’t made the playoffs and haven’t had a winning record since 2012-13. Their 35 wins in 2017-18 were the most they’ve recorded since winning 45 in 2012-13.Kobe Bryant retired after the 2015-16 season and there was only a talented but untested group of youngsters on the roster to inherit the mantel from him. Bryant carried it with Pau Gasol for championships in 2009 and ’10 after winning three in a row with Shaquille O’Neal from 2000 to ’02.Johnson teamed with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to win five titles during the “Showtime” era of the 1980s, after Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain broke through with the Lakers’ first championship in Los Angeles in 1971-72 after many years of bitter frustration.The Lakers had never gone more than two seasons in a row without advancing to the playoffs and they had only missed the postseason twice during the ownership of Jerry Buss until their current drought began in 2013-14. Buss died in February 2013, after owning the team since 1979.Jeanie Buss then won a power struggle with brother Jim in February 2017 and became controlling owner and CEO. She moved swiftly in her new role, after her brother resigned as vice president of basketball operations. She also fired GM Mitch Kupchak.Related Articles Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? The King is coming to Los Angeles.LeBron James agreed Sunday to a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Lakers, his agency, Klutch Sports, said in a 36-word news release posted on Twitter. James also reportedly spoke to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his former team, and the Philadelphia 76ers about new deals before making his franchise-altering decision known.James cannot officially sign his new contract until Friday, and the Lakers management team of Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka could not comment on the agreement Sunday. But current and former players and others welcomed James on social media.“Welcome to the family @kingjames,” former Lakers guard Kobe Bryant wrote on Twitter.last_img read more

OLYMPICS: Records fall as Nakaayi, Ayeko hit qualifying mark

first_imgNakaayi celebrates her qualification at the end of the 800m at Mandela National stadium on Thursday. PHOTOS via @jadwongA record 22 Ugandans have qualified for the Olympics this year. Uganda will field at least 17 athletes in Rio, the biggest track and field team since 13 made it to the 1988 Seoul Olympics.Halima Nakaayi (800m) and Thomas Ayeko (10000m) joined the list of qualifiers after a highly competitive two day National track and field championships Wednesday and Thursday at Mandela national stadium, Namboole.The championships effectively marked the final qualifying opportunity for local based runners, with weekend action across the European and African circuit this weekend offering the foreign based stars a final attempt before qualifying ends July 11.Long distance ace Ayeko benefited from the participation of four of seven marathoners who have hit the Olympic qualifying time, to win the 10000m race on Wednesdy in  27:57.03 – 3 seconds into the Rio Olympics minimum standard.His time only ranks him 4th among the qualifiers in the race. Joshua Cheptgei (10000m and 5000m), Timothy Toroitich (10000m) and Moses Kurong (10000m) qualified with better times earlier.Nakaayi, capitalised on a stunning run by unfortunate Dorcus Ajok and big-hearted Winnie Nanyondo, to qualify ib Thursday. Nanyondo, who has already qualified set the pace in a blistering race, Ajok then took charge but fell with a national record and Olympic qualifying meters to the tape.Nanyondo raced past to win in 2:01.44 (Olympic qualifying time 2:01.50) and ensure a record six women will represent Uganda at an Olympics. Up to 22 athletes have met the Olympic qualifying team, but with quotas set for all races, Uganda’s team will feature at least 17 .Athletes who have qualifiedWomen 6: Winnie Nanyondo (800m), Halima Nakaayi (800m) Stella Chesang (5,000m), Peruth Chemutai (3000mSC), Juliet Chekwel (10000m) and Adero Nyakesi (marathon)Men marathon 7: Stephen Kiprotich, Solomon Munyo Mutai, Robert Chemonges, Kiprop Jackson, Abraham Kiplimo, Alex Cheskit and Moses Kipsiro.Men other events 8: Joshua Cheptgei (10000m and 5000m), Timothy Toroitich (10,000m), Phillip Kipyeko ( 5,000m), Ronald Musagala (1,500m) and Benjamin Kiplagat (3,000m SC), Jacob Kiplimo (5,000m), Moses Kurong (10000m), Ayeko (10000m).FULL RESULTS Ayeko gives the thumbs-up after winning the 10000m and qualifying,  Ajok falls and Nakaayi overtakes her to win and qualify, and Benjamin Kiplagat in the 3000m SC actioncenter_img National Champs 2016 – Full Results by The Independent Magazine on ScribdShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Biden Leads the Democrat Field Before Debates in Detroit

first_imgJen and Bill will talk with Eric Trump tomorrow morning at 8:45 about tonight’s debate and what to expect from the leading dem Joe Biden tomorrow night. Former Vice President Joe Biden is surging among Democrats running for president.A new national Quinnipiac Poll shows Biden leading among Democrats and those leaning Democrat with 34%.Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is second at 15%, followed by California Senator Kamala Harris at 12% and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at 11%.Round two as 20-Democrat presidential candidates are set to debate in Detroit.Tonight’s lineup: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke,Amy Klobuchar, John Hickenlooper, Steve Bullock, Tim Ryan, John Delaney and self-help author Marianne Williamson.last_img

Why You Should Come To The Local Energy Convergence Next Monday

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0By Ramsey ZimmermanOn Monday January 30th, two concepts converge:  “local” and “energy”.  If you want to save energy and save money at home, in your business, or in the way that you buy stuff, or if you just want to enjoy a good time with friends, food, drinks, fun, art and music, come out to the Olympia Center next Monday afternoon and evening for the Local Energy Convergence (www.localenergynow.org).Two local groups are celebrating their customers’ recent success and presenting opportunities for more progress in this new year:  Sustainable South Sound’s Buy Local Program; and Thurston Energy, a joint program of the Thurston Economic Development Council and the Thurston Climate Action Team.So what’s in it for you?Save Energy and Save MoneyThurston Energy empowers people to use energy efficiency and renewable energy to save energy and save money in their homes and in their businesses.  The Buy Local Savings book has over $3,500 worth of coupons to local stores so that you can save money while supporting our local economy.  Dive in to these two concepts, and live a more sustainable life.Learn How Others Have Done ItMore than 600 homeowners and 100 businesses have worked with Thurston Energy, and around 4,000 people have gotten Buy Local Savings Books.  In the afternoon, the “Local Energy for Local Business” session will feature four local businesses that have taken successful steps to reduce their energy usage, save money on operating costs, use renewable energy, and offer their customers local discounts to build their businesses.  Hear and learn how they did it, and move your business along on the pathway to savings.See Ideas Drawn into Living PicturesThroughout the day, Claire Bronson, a graphic artist, will be drawing pictures and diagrams that capture concepts as living pictures.  If you are a visual person, or if you enjoy watching artists at work, this process of Graphic Recording will take the day to a whole new level.  Claire will also work with guests one-on-one during the evening to draw their thoughts, experiences and desires related to Local Energy.Gather Tons of ResourcesThere will be nearly 20 resource tables set up by Sponsors that cover the gamut of ways that you can further save energy and save money on local goods, in your home, or in your business.  Sign-up for Thurston Energy’s HomePLUS energy evaluation services (with low price offers that will disappear soon).  Sign-up for a business energy walk-through from Thurston Energy or get assistance from the EDC Business Resource Center.  Get your 2012 Buy Local Savings Book.  Get information about saving water, reducing solid waste, composting food waste, and using transit.  Talk to contractors who can do efficiency projects for you, and folks who can install solar power for electricity or hot water generation.  Talk to local credit unions about financing new projects or buying more fuel efficient (or electric!) cars.  Everything you need to save energy and save money will be in one place!The Afternoon is Affordable … the Evening is Free!The afternoon business session starts at 1:30 and is only $30 to learn from local experts.  The evening celebration starts at 4:30 is free to friends of Thurston Energy and the Buy Local Program.Celebrate Our Community’s SuccessGet ready for a fun-filled evening.  By 4:30 we’ll be switching to the “Local Energy Celebration”.  Thurston Energy and Buy Local South Sound both know that the credit for their success belongs to the customers that have taken action to save energy and save money and build our local economy.  So come join that celebration!Sample Lots of Great Local Foods and DrinksThere will be lots of great things to eat and drink.  Eat bagels from Bagel Brothers, pizza from Old School Pizza, smoked salmon from Sea-atco, fresh bread, pesto from Anne’s Pesto, fruit and veggies, cupcakes from the Bearded Lady and many other yummy things.  Enjoy wine and beer from Fish Brewing Company.Bring the Family for Fun Kids’ Activities and Live MusicThis will be a family-friendly event.  The Hands-On Children’s Museum is bringing a craft project for kids to learn about energy in a fun and interactive way.  Games from Wind Up Here will be on hand for older kids to play.  And throughout the evening, a local band will play rock and blues favorites.Bring Friends and Colleagues and Meet New Ones So come out to the Local Energy Convergence and bring your friends that might want to save energy, save money, and have a fun evening.  It will be a great time of celebrating recent accomplishments, looking forward to more great work in the future, and just plain enjoying the evening!last_img read more