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Syria’s Aleppo airport receives first scheduled flight in eight years

first_imgTransport Minister Ali Hammoud said authorities were waiting for approvals to resume international flights, with plans to reopen the route to Cairo next month.Aleppo’s other airport Nairab is a major military base that the Syrian air force uses to strike opposition areas and has also been a target of Israeli strikes on alleged Iranian bases.In another strategic gain for President Bashar al-Assad, Syrian government forces aided by Iranian-backed militias consolidated their control over the M5 highway linking Aleppo to Damascus, a vital trade artery in northern Syria.The highway, the fastest route between Syria’s two biggest cities, should be ready for civilian use in the coming days for the first time in years, the authorities said.  A SyrianAir passenger plane landed on Wednesday at Aleppo’s civilian airport, the first scheduled flight to touch down in the country’s war-devastated economic hub for eight years.The reopening of the airport comes days after the Russian-backed Syrian army said it had seized rural areas northwest of Aleppo, a major strategic gain in weeks of bombing of the last rebel bastion in northwestern Syria.Government officials hope the resumption of commercial flights will help revive economic activity in the city, which was the scene of some of the most vicious fighting of the war between 2012 and 2016. Rebel-held eastern Aleppo was regained by government forces in 2016. Topics :last_img read more

Peru ships five LNG cargoes in February

first_imgImage courtesy of Peru LNGPeruvian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Pampa Melchorita shipped a total of five cargoes in February, one less than the first month of the year. However, compared to February 2018 when the facility shipped only two cargoes, this is a significant increase.It has to be mentioned that the LNG export plant halted exports during February 2018 when the pipeline, which transports fuel from the Camisea gas fields in the Peruvian jungle to the Pacific Coast, burst because of a landslide amid heavy rains in the Cusco region.Data from the state-owned Perupetro shows that in February 2019, out of the five cargoes, three landed in Japan, and one in South Korea and the Netherlands each.In terms of volumes, the five cargoes added to a total of 698,029 cubic meters, which compared to 893,838 cubic meters exported in January, and 286,521 cubic meters in February 2018.In total, the facility has shipped 506 LNG cargoes since it started operations in June 2010. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Nebraska State Championship special is Aug. 30 at Beatrice Speedway

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. (Aug. 27) – Five IMCA divisions are on the Fri­day, Aug. 30 Nebraska State Champion­ships card at Be­atrice Speedway. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a mini­mum of $100 to start their 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot qualifier. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are in the running for $600 to win and a mini­mum of $75 to start. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars chase a $600 top prize and $50 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $400 to win and $50 to start; Mach-1 Sport Compacts vie for $150 to win and $40 to start.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded. Numerous prizes will be given to competing driv­ers. Pit passes are $25. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids and free for six and under. Gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.The Nebraska State Championships are promoted by S & J Promotions and presented by Jet Racing. C-N-C Fire­works puts on the pyrotechnic display that follows the racing. More information is available by calling 888 290-9696.last_img read more

Krueger: Exodus made us stronger

first_imgSouthampton chairman Ralph Krueger says this has been a “dream summer” for the club, with the mass exodus actually helping them become stronger on and off the field. Following their best ever Premier League campaign, St Mary’s witnessed an unparalleled and, at times, uncomfortable talent drain. The departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff to Tottenham was quickly followed by Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers moving on to pastures new. “There was a time in the summer where everybody would be thankful just for the team to be slightly competitive,” he said, speaking at club partner Sunseeker’s stand at the Southampton Boat Show. “I think we are more than slightly competitive now and we just have to stay patient. “There are a lot of changes. There are eight new players from outside, five new from inside (promoted from the academy) – that’s 13 players that need to be integrated. “We’ve got a new management staff, so we’re very patient. The potential of this group will not necessary show up in the next few weeks. “Everybody around it needs to understand that all this change needs some time, let it be a one-off as far as the amount of change. “We don’t expect in the next transfer windows to come anywhere close to this kind of a situation again. “We’re doing everything possible to prevent that, which I think is comfort for those who I know went through sleepless nights – and, trust me, we did too.” The future of Jay Rodriguez and, in particular, Morgan Schneiderlin were the main concerns towards the end of the window, yet Saints retained both players despite interest and intense speculation. “When we made the decision as a club, I have to say that there were conversations afterwards, but it never got uncomfortable,” Krueger said. “It never left the realm of being respectful and I respect Morgan even more today than I did when this all started, just because of the end process, the decisions we made and we gave him time. “I said right from the start that I was never upset about his immediate reaction, knowing that we’re all human beings and that can happen. “Over time he’s shown so much character and his reaction has been on the pitch to be the best possible player he can be and to accept the decision. “It’s a great example for an approach where a club and a player maybe has differences, but always deals eye-to-eye, we communicated very openly with each other.” The odds on Saints being relegated dramatically cut after those exits, although the club acted quickly to allay fears by appointing highly-regarded Ronald Koeman before bringing in eight new players. It is a case of so far so good for the new-look side, who head into Saturday’s match with Newcastle on the back of a 3-1 win at West Ham and a transfer-window profit of more than £30million. “We feel we’re in a stronger position than we entered this crazy transfer window,” chairman Krueger said. “If someone had told me in the middle of May that – after the outs, including the managerial team, and the ins – we would be standing here speaking about what we have, I would say that would be a dream summer. “We’ve had amazing financial discipline throughout it all. We still have a lot of work to do in the club. We didn’t do everything perfectly this summer. We are never going to say that. “We know we have a lot of lessons to take out of our summer steps, but they will help us in the future, for sure.” Such positivity flies in the face of what some dubbed a “meltdown” at St Mary’s, where the summer exits only served to compound the January departure of divisive executive chairman Nicola Cortese. It is talk Krueger continues to laugh off, saying Southampton have always “kept moving forwards” with a long-term view – one which gives them more strength in depth than before. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mourinho Chelsea’s “supreme leader”

first_imgJose Mourinho says he is the supreme leader at Chelsea. “For good and for bad. It’s not the players’ leadership.” Terry recently signed a one-year contract extension, but the futures of Drogba, whose deal expires at the end of the season, and Cech, unhappy after being relegated to the substitutes’ bench and with another year to run on his deal, are less clear. A decision on Cech’s future will wait, with Mourinho previously saying it would take “big money” to sign the goalkeeper. The fate of Drogba, who is 37, may not be determined by Mourinho and may be a decision for owner Roman Abramovich. “I didn’t speak with him (yet),” Mourinho said. “I think it belongs to him: what he feels, what he thinks. “This is a club thing. This is a Mr Abramovich thing. Mr Abramovich wants him to do what he wants in the club, but it’s something Mr Abramovich has to tell him. “He has to decide. But, obviously, he belongs to the history of this club. These guys are special players.” Mourinho believes Terry, Drogba, Cech and John Obi Mikel will bridge a generational divide if, as expected, they win the 2014-15 Premier League title with Chelsea, a decade on from their first, in the Portuguese’s first season. It is not John Terry, nor Didier Drogba or Petr Cech and Mourinho insists the Blues can cope if the latter two leave Stamford Bridge this summer as part of a natural changing of the guard. “Chelsea leadership is my leadership,” said Mourinho, whose side are 10 points clear and will aim to move within three points of the Premier League title by winning at Leicester on Wednesday night. “It’s nice to belong to two different generations,” Mourinho said. “The same as me. It’s nice to belong to the history of a club in different moments. If you manage to be champions, it’s very nice for these older guys.” Asked how such influential players can be replaced, Mourinho pointed to the example of Frank Lampard, the club’s record goalscorer who left last summer. “Chelsea lost, in the end of last year, what I consider, for sure, one of the five most important players in the history of Chelsea FC: Frank Lampard,” Mourinho said. “We lost that player. But life goes on. You have to think about the future and to build. “(Branislav) Ivanovic is experienced. (Cesar) Azpilicueta gets experience. (Eden) Hazard is here for three years. “(Nemanja) Matic gets experience. The years are for everyone, not just for them. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is 18 and he just arrived. In five years’ time he will be 23, so I see this as a natural process.” Mourinho has spoken of the longevity of his first Chelsea team, with Cech, Terry, Lampard and Drogba as the spine. He is hoping to mastermind another durable, winning combination, but knows success in the Premier League is anything but a formality. “At this moment, it’s very difficult in the Premier League for a team to be dominant,” he said. “This is not Germany with Bayern (Munich). This is not Switzerland with Basle. This is not Scotland with Celtic. “It’s even more difficult to dominate than before. How can you speak about domination when everyone knows what will happen next summer? “Arsenal have a phenomenal squad. Thierry Henry said they need four top-class players. Give Arsenal four top-class players and I think they will again be the Invincibles. “Man United have a phenomenal squad, including the most expensive player in the history of the Premier League (Angel di Maria), who is not playing. “They are a club where Financial Fair Play doesn’t make a huge difference for them and they will invest hugely again in the summer. “Man City have done phenomenally, winning two titles in three years, and people say they will invest hugely. “Liverpool fighting for the title for many years. So next year it will be even more difficult for everyone than this year.” Press Associationlast_img read more

RHTYSC Patron’s Green Economy tournament concludes today

first_imgTHE Area ‘H’ ground in Rose Hall Town is expected to be a hive of activities and colours today, with the conclusion of the historic RHTYSC/Kares Engineering Inc Patron’s Green Economy Softball Tournament.President David GrangerThe four remaining teams in the tournament – Hard Knock, Jai Hind, Prophecy Boys and Grill Master will clash in the semi-finals during the morning session, while the third place playoff and the final are scheduled for the afternoon.The Hard Knock team of Manchester Village, WCB, will clash with Prophecy Boys in the first semi-final at 09.00hrs, while Grill Master of Canje will take on Jai Hind in the other semi-final.The third place playoff is set for 12.30hrs, while the final is scheduled to start at 15.00hrs.Both semi-finals are 10 overs a side, the third place playoff is a 15-over a side affair, while the final will be 20 overs per innings.The winning team will be $500 000 richer, and will receive the Green Economy Trophy.The losing finalists will collect $300 000, and a trophy, while the third and fourth place finishers will receive $100 000 and $50 000 respectively. Man-of-the-finals will collect $50 000.Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster stated that all plans are in place for a successful day of family entertainment.The tournament is being held as part of His Excellency, President David Granger’s 72nd birth anniversary celebrations, as well as to educate Berbicians on Climate Change and to promote the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club highly successful Say No/Say Yes Message.Grill Master Cricket Club team: David Lukenauth (Captain), Krishon Sobhai, Randy Baichan, Kishan Gangaram, Joshua Diaram, Vishal Phillips, Oliver Giddings, Talash Phillips, Seon Hetmyer, Roy Jaffarally, Ramnarine Jugisteer, Keon Sinclair and Wahied Edwards.Jai Hind Cricket Club: John Someer, Adrian Singh, Imran Hussain, Deonarine Rangasammy, Andy Naidu, Komal Mangal, Shazir Rangasammy, Prabhuy Baldeo, Bhopindra Matadin, Gudakesh Motie, Veerapen Moonsammy, Amernauth Moonsammy, Heeralall Harilall, Imran Zakier and Subraman Mangal.Hard Knock Cricket Club: Paul Tyndall, Sherwin George, Utmoon Emanuel, Odelle Velloza, Akeem Tyndall, Eldeen Mendonza, Michael Tyndall, Raul Park, Royden Grey, Shade Cameron, Randy Ross, Sanjay Budhoo, Dave Nagamootoo, Adrian Velloza and Delroy Glasgow.Prophecy Boys Cricket Club: Chandrashakker Arjune, Rameshwar Poonoo, Madhan Budhram, Arif Chan, Davanand Itwaru, Dharmesh Ganpat, Ganesh Balgobin, Michael Ramalho, Steve Sukhdeo, Afroz Mauramootoo, Ganesh Dhanessar, Navendra Ramphal, Subryan Richard and Navendra Ramnauth.last_img read more

Johannes Pieles’ late header pushes No. 5 Syracuse past Hofstra, 1-0

first_img Published on September 13, 2016 at 10:48 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+ When Liam Callahan puts both of his hands up before a corner kick, he signals his teammates to line up straight and create chaos for the goalkeeper. Once Callahan puts his hands down, he bumps the ball to a teammate who launches it toward the net.In the 88th minute Tuesday night, with the game knotted at zero, Callahan put his hands up. Syracuse players created chaos. When Callahan put them down, he sent the ball toward the net. Johannes Pieles broke from the line and headed the ball into the goal, powering No. 5 Syracuse (6-0) to a 1-0 win over Hofstra (2-3-1) at SU Soccer Stadium.“It comes down to quality serve, with Liam and Oyvind (Alseth),” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said of his team’s set pieces. “And when balls are put into those dangerous areas it becomes difficult for teams.”The Orange broke nearly 90 minutes of scoreless play, avoiding a tie or upset at the hands of a team that just beat SU a year prior in 2015’s season opener. Syracuse, amid its best start in 32 years, controlled the ball for much of the first half, just as it did in its contest with the Pride a year ago. Only this time, the Orange broke through late.Sergio Camargo set up Callahan’s corner by dribbling hard toward goal and dodging Hofstra’s Rory Murphy. His shot was deflected, scooting into the right corner of the field, where Callahan would eventually assist the game-winning goal from.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I was kind of just focusing on putting it near the near post area,” Callahan said, “and hopefully somebody would get a head on it.”When the ball went into the net, Pieles spread his arms wide. Hofstra goalkeeper Leonard Arkhanhelskyi paused for several seconds after the game’s end, in disbelief at what had happened three minutes earlier.The Orange outshot the Pride 11-3 in the first half, and those early shots frustrated Hofstra. The Pride’s Joseph Holland corralled teammates Adam Savill and Oscar Ramsay near midfield. He pointed at them, tapping their chests with the back of his hands, as if urging them to step up defensively and stop allowing Syracuse to move the ball near the box.For much of the quiet second half, though, Hofstra and Syracuse split possession. Several corner kicks throughout the game had ended in scrums or wide shots.“First half, we were dictating the tempo, taking chances,” McIntyre said. “I think we could have worked their goalie a little bit more.”Ten minutes into the second half, Chris Nanco broke away but had his dribble blocked by a defender. Less than a minute later, he fired a shot that was smothered near the 18-yard box. Nanco tossed his hands in the air, frustrated at another wasted effort.Pieles followed up on the rebound with another shot that resulted the same way. The crowd grew slightly louder. Yet the scoreboard remained 0-0.Minutes later, Kamal Miller signaled for Nanco to pass it from the corner. Miller darted hard, dribbled past a defender, lost control and surrendered the ball. After Pieles missed a pass opportunity at around the same time, he put his hands in prayer formation, in front of his eyes.Midway through the second half, McIntyre pressed his hands down to slow SU’s pace. The game had opened up in the second half, both teams frenetically going back and forth. Chance after chance for the Orange ended in a wide shot. Even Hofstra, which had barely possessed the ball in the first 45 minutes, stayed with the pace.Not until the final 10 minutes of the game did Syracuse shake itself into urgency and get the good shots that it had generated early.It was a freshman, Pieles, who emerged from the chaos in front of the goal.A freshman who hadn’t scored since Aug. 28.A freshman who put Syracuse one win away from tying the program’s record for best start to a season. Commentslast_img read more

Men’s Hockey: Badgers face Victoria in fresh start under Tony Granato

first_imgAfter an offseason headlined by coaching changes, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team finally returns to the Kohl Center Saturday night for a highly anticipated 2016 campaign.Wisconsin hosts the University of Victoria in this weekend’s season-opening series for what will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Both teams should come out of the gate hungry for a win as each program attempts to bounce back from a lackluster 2015 season.Forward thinkingBoth Wisconsin and Victoria return their best forwards. The Vikes’ key to their offensive attack will more than likely rely on getting the puck to Shawn Mueller, who averaged 1.4 points per game last season. After leading his team in points (33), goals (12) and assists (21), Mueller is set to head Victoria’s offense once again. The Vikes are also returning forward Luciano Summerville, who finished last season tied for the second-most goals (9) and posted the third-highest point total.On the other side of the rink, the Badgers turn to a pair of National Hockey League draft picks to carry the team’s offensive load. The duo is lead by sophomore team captain Luke Kunin, who will look to deliver on a swarm of off-season hype. With a total of 23 points and a team-high 13 goals in conference play last season, Kunin finished second in both points and goals scored among all freshmen in the Big Ten. He also closed out the 2015-16 slate riding a seven-game point streak.The Badgers’ No. 2 scoring option, veteran Grant Besse, returns for his senior season bringing the experience Kunin lacks. The seasoned veteran heads into this season eying the 100 career point mark, needing at least 32 this season to join the triple digits at UW.A tale of two programsThough both schools finished under .500 last season, their circumstances couldn’t be more different. The University of Victoria founded its men’s hockey program just over a decade ago. Instead of competing in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport or the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, the Vikes function like a club team. Since 2007, Victoria has won three British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League titles (2007, 2009 and 2012). This Saturday will give UV an opportunity to solidify the team’s legitimacy after a head-to-head test with a major NCAA Division I program.For the Badgers, this exhibition game will usher in a new era, following the removal of Mike Eaves last season. Saturday’s game sets the stage for new head coach Tony Granato to make his Wisconsin coaching debut.Men’s hockey: Badgers begin new era behind Tony GranatoAfter a disappointing 8-19-8 (3-13-4, Big Ten) finish last year for University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team, new head coach Read…During his collegiate career with the Badgers, Granato was a two-time All-American and member of UW’s Athletic Department Hall of Fame. Spending his last 13 years coaching in the NHL, Granato returns to Madison with a supporting cast of new coaching hires including Mark Osiecki and Don Granato. Come Saturday, head coach Granato returns to the ice with a legacy to protect.last_img read more

Art Ross Trophy 2020: Leaders in 2019-20 NHL points-scoring race, previous winners, history

first_imgGretzky also holds the record for most points in a single season with 215 (52 goals, 163 assists), which he netted during the 1985-86 season.PLAYERNO. OF TROPHIESWayne Gretzky10Gordie Howe6Mario Lemieux6Phil Esposito5Jaromir Jagr5Stan Mikita4GRETZKY: By the numbers | His last gameWho has won the Art Ross Trophy?Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is the reigning Art Ross Trophy winner. His 128 points last season were the most all-time in a single season by a Russian-born player. Alexander Mogilny held the previous record of 127 in 1992-93; however, he lost the Art Ross Trophy to Lemieux’s 161 points.Last 10 Art Ross Trophy winnersSEASONTEAMPLAYERPOINTS2018-19Tampa Bay LightningNikita Kucherov1282017-18Edmonton OilersConnor McDavid1082016-17Edmonton OilersConnor McDavid1002015-16Chicago BlackhawksPatrick Kane1062014-15Dallas StarsJamie Benn872013-14Pittsburgh PenguinsSidney Crosby1042012-13Tampa Bay LightningMartin St. Louis602011-12Pittsburgh PenguinsEvgeni Malkin1092010-11Vancouver CanucksDaniel Sedin1042009-10Vancouver CanucksHenrik Sedin112 The Art Ross Trophy was pretty much decided as the NHL’s 2019-20 season wound down.Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was running away in the points-scoring race with 110 points in 71 games. While he was held scoreless in the last three games before the season was paused, the German center had 13 points in the Oilers’ last 10 games — including five points (four goals, assist) against the Predators on March 2. Now there’s a strong chance the regular season will not play out as talks have reportedly centered around heading to a 20-24 team postseason resumption.So where does everything stand if the regular season is officially done? Thus far, there’s been no word as to how things will unfold. But until then, here’s everything you need to know on the prestigious trophy.What is the Art Ross Trophy?Since the 1947-48 season, the Art Ross Trophy is given to the player that leads the league in points at the end of the regular season.Awarded 70 times, trophy winners include a who’s who of hockey’s elite; Gordie Howe, Stan Mikita, Phil Esposito, Guy Lafleur, Jarome Iginla, Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid are among the current and future Hall of Famers who have won the award.MORE: 2019-20 Rocket Richard Trophy raceWho are the 2020 leading candidates?The Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl was dominating in 2019-20 and was on pace for 127 points before the season was paused. He finished the 2018-19 season in fourth with 105 points (50 goals, 50 assists), trailing Nikita Kucherov (128), teammate Connor McDavid (116) and Patrick Kane (110).TEAMPLAYERGPPOINTSPROJ. PTSEdmonton OilersLeon Draisaitl71110127Edmonton OilersConnor McDavid6497114New York RangersArtemiy Panarin6995112Boston BruinsDavid Pastrnak7095111Colorado AvalancheNathan MacKinnon6993109Boston BruinsBrad Marchand7087102Tampa Bay LightningNikita Kucherov6885100Chicago BlackhawksPatrick Kane708498Toronto Maple LeafsAuston Matthews708094Buffalo SabresJack Eichel687893Florida PanthersJonathan Huberdeau697893Who has won the most Art Ross Trophies?The NHL’s all-time leading scorer, Wayne Gretzky, has also won the award a record 10 times — including seven consecutive seasons from 1980-81 to 1986-87. In fact, from 1981 to 2001, only the name Gretzky, Mario Lemieux or Jaromir Jagr won the award.last_img read more