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U.N accuses Ukraine of supplying South Sudan with arms

By on September 26, 2020

first_imgU.N accuses Ukraine of supplying South Sudan with armsA United Nations panel of experts has accused Ukraine of defying an international embargo on South Sudan and supplying the young nation with weapons.A report by the experts suggested that Ukraine was supplying weapons blamed for perpetuating conflict in the country.The report mentioned the case of an Ilyunshinil-76 aircraft that was transported from Ukraine to Uganda on January 27, 2017.It said the plane’s manifest indicated that it contained two L-39 jets and engines provided by Musket OU, a company based in Tallinn, and that the flight was operated by the Ukranian Defence ministry.Investigations are ongoing to find out if the planes were taken to South Sudan following reports that an aircraft with obscure markings was parked at Juba airport.The panel said it was also investigating Hungarian fighter jet pilot — Tibor Czingali — contracted by the Ugandan Air Force, but believed to be flying South Sudanese aircraft, local media, Sudan Tribune reportsThe experts said they recently received documents from a confidential source that detailed a contract, signed in June 2014 by two National Security Service officers for a company based in the Seychelles to provide weapons to the South Sudanese Internal Security Bureau, headed by Akol Koor, the Daily Nation reports.The experts said they interviewed one Pierre Dadak, a jailed polish arms dealer who said between January and June 2014, the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army-In Opposition, under Riek Machar approached him seeking 40,000 AK-47 rifles, 200,000 boxes of ammunition, 30,000 PKM machine guns, 3,000 anti-tank rounds, 300 anti-tank guns and 300 anti-aircraft guns.Border areas between South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda were key entry points for arms to Juba, this according to the report.last_img read more

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Police Investigate Weekend Break-ins In Thornhill

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE officers in Thornhill are investigating after two homes were discovered broken into in the town this weekend.The first break-in occurred at a property in Buccleuch Crescent sometime between 4 pm on Friday 4th and 10 am on Sunday 6th January.The second home targeted is in Queesnberry Brae and was broken into sometime between 24th December and Sunday 6th January.A spokesperson for the police stated “Anyone who thinks they saw, or heard anything suspicious, or has any information which might help us in this investigation should contact Police Scotland on the 101 number.”last_img read more

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Dominica Parliament to consider Geothermal Resource Development Bill

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first_img Share The Dominica Parliament is expected to review and enact a Geothermal Resource Development Bill this year, to ensure that the geothermal project is done with transparency.“The government is soon to enact what we call the Geothermal Resource Development Bill. In there the legislation will set up what system to follow, what are the processes for control and who is given certain responsibility,” permanent secretary in the Energy Ministry Lucien Blackmoore revealed.That Bill will allow for the implementation of an Environmental and Planning Regulation Committee.Several agencies including officials from the Physical Planning Division, Environmental Health, DOWASO and the Independent Regulatory Commission (IRC) will form part of that committee.“We will have various agencies who really have the responsibility under the law, and you’ll also have special provision made to ensure that the various standards in terms of best practice will be controlled and managed on that project,” Blackmoore continued. This is part of efforts to address concerns raised by residents of the Roseau Valley regarding the geothermal energy project.Dominica Vibes News Share LocalNews Dominica Parliament to consider Geothermal Resource Development Bill by: – January 21, 2013 Sharing is caring!center_img Share 13 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

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Widespread flooding delays schools reopening in Antigua

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first_img Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Widespread flooding delays schools reopening in Antigua by: Caribbean Media Corporation – September 6, 2016 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 610 Views   no discussions A man wades through the waters on a street in AntiguaST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Schools in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country remain closed on Tuesday as the inclement weather associated with a tropical wave dumped up to seven inches of rain on the country Monday, the official start of the new school term.But the Ministry of Education said that principals and staff members should report to work so as to assess the situation and prepare for a smooth start of classes on Wednesday.The authorities said that the Antigua State College and the Hospitality Training Institute will also remain close on Tuesday.Several private schools also announced they would remain close and urged parents to monitor the situation.The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services in a statement, warned of flash flood after the rains caused widespread flooding across the country.The rains have been welcome in some areas as Antigua and Barbuda had been affected by prolonged dry weather and the MET office said that in some areas rainfall in excess of 7.3 inches were recorded.The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has urged residents to remain indoors, avoid sightseeing and take the necessary precautions to be safe.last_img read more

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Telit & Qualcomm Demonstrated Live Cat M1 Network Applications at MWC 17

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgTelit in a joint showcase with Qualcomm Technologies demonstrated live CAT M1 applications at the Mobile World Congress 2017. Cat M1 is one of the new low-power categories defined in Release 13 of the LTE standard by 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project). The standard is designed specifically for IoT applications and can co-exist with today’s LTE infrastructure and spectrum, which offer a superior solution to proprietary technologies for low-power wide area networks, and are expected to have a large impact on the IoT space.The development which was announced in September 2016 will generate a roadmap of Cat M1 and Cat NB1 products complete with GNSS integration and GPRS fallback. The first Cat M1 variants of the family are already under certification in the US while the European banded models are being completed to match Cat M1 and Cat NB1 network rollouts starting in 2017.At the MWC, Telit showcased its ME910C1 ThingSpace-ready module based on Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 LTE modem in support of a Cat M1 asset tracking demo at the Qualcomm booth. The application demonstrates a package tracking device utilizing Verizon’s ThingSpace client, demonstrating drop, theft, movement and location tracking as well as temperature monitoring, highlighting the technology engineered for deep in-building coverage and multi-year battery life.Telit also participated in a live demo on LTE low-power category in cooperation with Eurotech and utilizing the same MDM9206 LTE modem. In the demo, a Bluetooth sensor connects to a Eurotech Multi-service IoT gateway which is integrated with a Telit ME910C1-E1 Cat M1 IoT Module. The data is then sent to a Eurotech EveryWare Cloud server, using an over-the-air transmission in band 20 (800MHz) serviced by Telefonica and carried by the Ericsson state-of-the-art Cat M1 infrastructure. The live, over-the-air demonstration is also a clear indicator of the advanced state of development of the Telit Cat M1 portfolio, with a module variant already running European bands.At its own booth, Telit previewed the range of low-power category LTE Release 13 compliant modules. The portfolio of Cat M1 IoT Modules include a number of variants of the ME910C1 series, member of Telit’s xE910 28.2 x 28.2 mm flagship module family and the ME866, a member of the xE866 miniature, low-power family measuring 15 x 25 mm which also includes Cat NB1, LoRa, BLE and Wi-Fi modules in a nested form factor concept .Click here to know more about Telit Cat M and NBIoT modules.last_img read more

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19th-Ranked UWF Gets Dominating Defensive Effort For 65-48 Win at UWA

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgUWF had an off-night at the free throw line, making just 9-of-23. The Argos also turned the ball over 16 times, which led to 13 points for the home squad. Sophomore Katie O’Neal made the only two 3-pointers for UWF as she finished with 11 points. Junior Courtney Meyer added eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, while senior Alex Coyne handed out eight assists with one turnover in 35 minutes. All four bench players who saw action also scored for the Argos. Watch Live West Georgia 1/14/2017 – 2:00 pm After playing its last three games on the road, UWF will return home on Saturday to entertain West Georgia (6-6, 5-3) at 2:00 p.m. at the UWF Field House. Preview West Alabama (4-11, 3-6) shot just 29.9 percent – its second-lowest effort this season – and managed to make just 6-of-33 for 18.2 percent in the second half. UWF (11-3, 6-2 Gulf South) had a strong game from the field, shooting 43 percent, while three Argonauts scoring in double figures. Senior Katie Bobos led all players with 15 points, including nine in the third quarter as the Argos outscored the Tigers 17-9 and extended their lead to double digits where it stayed until the final buzzer. Box Score: HTMLLIVINGSTON, Ala. – The 19th-ranked UWF women’s basketball team turned in a smothering defensive second-half performance to defeat West Alabama 65-48 on the road at Pruitt Hall Thursday. Live Stats WPNN 103.7 FM/790 AM Full Schedule Roster “We gave up 23 points in the second quarter and had to buckle down defensively,” UWF assistant coach Laquanda Quick said. “I was proud of the girls with the way they adjusted in the second half.” Coming out of the intermission, the Argonauts scored the first seven points to regain control before securing a 51-44 lead entering the fourth. From there, it was a 12-0 run that stretched the lead to 15 and allowed UWF to cruise to its fifth road win of the season. The Tigers were 2-of-17 in the final period. UWF jumped out to a 21-5 lead in the first quarter, making 10 of its first 15 shots. But as quickly as the lead came, UWA got hot from the floor, shooting 50 percent to trim the UWF lead to 35-31 at the half. Junior Toni Brewer notched her 11th double-double with 13 points and 20 rebounds. For Brewer, who came into the contest ranked fifth nationally at 12.1 rebounds per game, it was her second game with at least 20 boards this season. Next Game:  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Japan women move to top of pool at World Grand Prix

By on September 22, 2020

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KOMAKI, AICHI PREF. – Japan’s national women’s volleyball team moved to the top of the table in Pool F in the second week of the World Grand Prix on Saturday.Yukiko Ebata was the top scorer for Japan with 12 points as the hosts defeated Puerto Rico 25-20, 25-18, 25-16. Japan is seventh in the overall standings. A total of 16 teams are taking part in the preliminary rounds over three weeks with the top five teams over three rounds and China advancing to the finals in Ningbo, China, starting from June 27.In earlier action at Park Arena Komaki in Aichi Prefecture, Thailand defeated the Dominican Republic 25-14, 25-22, 25-19. The victory lifted Thailand into third place in the overall standings and in a strong position to reach the finals. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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Fowler would be ‘stunned’ if Jaguars pass on him at No. 3

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dante Fowler Jr. didn’t do much at Florida’s pro day Tuesday.He didn’t need to.Projected to be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL draft, the former Florida standout skipped the bench press, the vertical jump, the broad jump, the 40-yard dash, the three-cone drill and a few others. What he did do during his hour-long workout — position drills for linebackers and defensive ends — showcased his speed, agility and ability to move well in space.It was his last workout before the April 30 draft, but just the start of a busy week that includes meetings with the Jacksonville Jaguars (Tuesday), Tennessee Titans (Wednesday), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Friday) and Atlanta Falcons (Sunday).Fowler said he would be “stunned” if Jacksonville didn’t select him with the No. 3 pick because he’s a perfect fit for coach Gus Bradley’s multiple-front scheme.”I can set the edge and I can come off the edge standing up, so I’d be surprised (if Jacksonville didn’t take me), but that’s how the draft goes,” Fowler said. “I’m just happy that I’m getting drafted and I’m getting drafted on the first day.”Even though Fowler’s workout was limited, the 6-foot-3, 265-pound St. Petersburg native garnered most of the attention on a warm and sunny day in Gainesville. He relaxed with family and friends in the stands at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before lacing up his cleats and attacking every drill like it was a critical third-down play.He placed his hands on his hips and head between drills — evidence that he wasn’t just going through the motions.”My biggest strength as a player is how I play the game,” Fowler said. “I’m not just doing it because I need it. I actually love football. I want to be one of the great ones when it’s all said and done. … I feel like I still have a big chip on my shoulder and I have a lot of things to prove. I’m still working until it’s all said and done and I’m able to be one of the great ones.”At his size, Fowler wanted to show NFL personnel — Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin and New York Jets’ Todd Bowles were the only head coaches in attendance — that he could run, turn and shift in the open field.”I know there were a lot of guys that had some concerns if I could move in space,” Fowler said. “I did a lot of linebacker drills today. I just want to show them I can move in space, I’m good with my speed, I can move. A lot of people said I didn’t look 265 today, so that makes me feel good.”Since Fowler performed so well at the NFL combine in February, he was able to rest on much of those workouts. Although he did mostly linebacker drills Tuesday, many still project him to be a 4-3 end.”He’s going to be a guy that rushes the quarterback,” NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock said. “What I think he showed today is that he is athletic and fluid enough to drop if necessary.”Twenty of Fowler’s former teammates also worked out Tuesday.Offensive linemen D.J. Humphries, Max Garcia and Chaz Green drew a crowd. Garcia benched 225 pounds a staggering 30 times. Kick returner Andre Debose covered the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds. Fullback Hunter Joyer wasn’t able to go after tearing a knee ligament working out last week.Maybe the most interesting aspect was that Florida recruited former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia to throw to receivers, tight end and running backs. Garcia showed up wearing Gamecocks gear, but was asked to change into Gators garb. He later posed for pictures next to the statue of Florida great and current South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier.”Everyone who recognized me gave me a hard time,” said Garcia, who helped the Gamecocks clinch the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division in the Swamp in 2010. “Once they saw me with the hat off and the long hair, they’re like, ‘Hey, that’s Garcia. I remember that guy.’”Fowler, meanwhile, hopes this is the start of a memorable NFL career.”I feel like I’m the No. 1 guy that’s supposed to be taken off the board, especially defensive,” Fowler said. “When you go defensive, I’m the No. 1 guy just because of how complete I am — complete pass rusher, complete linebacker. I can do it all.”last_img read more

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SCSU Football Falls to UMD 48-34 [AUDIO]

By on September 19, 2020

first_img Auto (360p) Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 About Connatix V56892 360p The St. Cloud State football team lost 48-34 at home to Minnesota-Duluth today to close the season with a 5-6 record.  SCSU led 27-14 at halftime but the Bulldogs came storming back in the 2nd half outscoring SCSU 34-7.Jaden Huff ran for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns, Nate Meyer threw for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns and John Pass had 82 yards receiving and a touchdown for SCSU.  MN-Duluth improves to 10-1.  720p HD 1/1last_img read more

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Liam Kearns says Tipp go into Down clash as underdogs

By on September 9, 2020

first_imgThrow-in on Sunday at Páirc Esler in Newry is at 2 o’clock. Tipperary senior footballers look to get their season back on track this weekend.Following their early exit from the Munster Championship against Limerick the Blue & Gold face a do or die game against Down on Sunday in the All Ireland Qualifiers.Speaking to Ronan Quirke on last nights Extra Time Liam Kearns said home advantage for the northerners will definitely be to their advantage.last_img

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