Xabi Alonso is winning once again, this time as a manager!

first_imgAdvertisementIt has not been long since midfield legend for some of the biggest clubs on the planet namely Liverpool , Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso retired from football and left us with a cartload of memories. Shortly after hanging up his boots , the Spaniard took up the U13 job with Real Madrid youth academy.“It is my first season (as coach) and it has been very positive, he said shortly after the match. The former World Cup winner breeds success everywhere and his first managerial challenge has been nothing but successful.Real Madrid under 13’s defeated Adarve away from home on Wednesday night to wrap up the league title with three games to spare.Given how intelligent Xabi Alonso was in his playing days, one could definitely predict the former midfielder to reach the pinnacle of football management.Advertisementlast_img read more

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A Wake Up Call to Save Coral Reefs

first_imgThe warming planet is quickly becoming the chief threat to the health of coral reefs around the world. The latest report builds on the original Reefs at Risk in two important ways. First, the map-based assessment uses the latest global data and satellite imagery, drawing on a reef map that is 64 times more detailed than in the 1998 report. The second major new component is our greater understanding of the effects of climate change on coral reefs. As harmful as overfishing, coastal development, and other local threats are to reefs, the warming planet is quickly becoming the chief threat to the health of coral reefs around the world. Every day, we dump 90 million tons of carbon pollution into the thin shell of atmosphere surrounding our planet—roughly one-third of it goes into the ocean, increasing ocean acidification.[img_assist|nid=12036|title=Threat to Coral Reefs from Ocean Acidification in the Present, 2030, and 2050|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=240|height=268]Coral reefs are harbingers of change. Like the proverbial “canary in the coal mine,” the degradation of coral reefs is a clear sign that our dangerous overreliance on fossil fuels is already changing Earth’s climate. Coral reefs are currently experiencing higher ocean temperatures and acidity than at any other time in at least the last 400,000 years. If we continue down this path, all coral reefs will likely be threatened by mid-century, with 75 percent facing high to critical threats levels.Reefs at Risk Revisited reveals a new reality about coral reefs and the increasing stresses they are under. It should serve as a wake-up call for policymakers and citizens around the world. By nature, coral reefs have proven to be resilient and can bounce back from the effects of a particular threat. But, if we fail to address the multiple threats they face, we will likely see these precious ecosystems unravel, and with them the numerous benefits that people around the globe derive from these ecological wonders. We simply cannot afford to let that happen.Hon. Al GoreFormer Vice President of the United StatesAl Gore is a member of WRI’s Board of Directors. Against this backdrop, the World Resources Institute has produced Reefs at Risk Revisited, a groundbreaking new analysis of threats to the world’s coral reefs. This report builds on WRI’s seminal 1998 report, Reefs at Risk, which served as a call to action for policymakers, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and industry to confront one of the most pressing, though poorly understood, environmental issues. That report played a critical role in raising awareness and driving action, inspiring countless regional projects, stimulating greater funding, and providing motivation for new policies to protect marine areas and mitigate risks.However, much has changed since 1998—including an increase in the world’s population, and with it greater consumption, trade, and tourism. Rising economies in the developing world have led to more industrialization, more agricultural development, more commerce, and more and more greenhouse gas emissions. All of these factors have contributed to the need to update and refine the earlier report.center_img Reefs at Risk Revisited reveals a new reality about coral reefs and the increasing stresses they are under.This piece originally appeared as the foreword to Reefs at Risk Revisited.As anyone who has spent time around the ocean knows—whether diving, conducting research, or fishing—coral reefs are among the world’s greatest sources of beauty and wonder. Home to over 4,000 species of fish and 800 types of coral, reefs offer an amazing panorama of underwater life.Coral reefs supply a wide range of important benefits to communities around the world. From the fisherman in Indonesia or Tanzania who relies on local fish to feed his family, to the scientist in Panama who investigates the medicinal potential of reef related compounds, reefs provide jobs, livelihoods, food, shelter, and protection for coastal communities and the shorelines along which they live.Unfortunately, reefs today are facing multiple threats from many directions. 2010 was one of the warmest years on record, causing widespread damage to coral reefs. Warmer oceans lead to coral bleaching, which is becoming increasingly frequent around the globe—leaving reefs, fish, and the communities who depend on these resources at great risk. No one yet knows what the long-term impacts of this bleaching will be. But, if the ocean’s waters keep warming, the outlook is grim.the Reportlast_img read more

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Chuba Hubbard, Others ‘Could Still Play,’ Despite Not Taking Snaps Against Tulsa

first_imgJelani Woods Brendan Vaughn Did PlayDid Not Play Thabo MwanikiLamarcus Morton Trey Sterling Kris McCune Braydon Johnson Baron Odom World Championship speedster Chuba Hubbard still might get on the field for Oklahoma State’s football team this year.Hubbard didn’t line up for a snap Thursday in the Cowboys’ backup-playing win against Tulsa, but coach Mike Gundy said on Monday he “could still play.” This comes about a week after he touted the true freshman from Canada in ways that indicated he could be a star sooner rather than later.Mike Gundy on freshman Chuba Hubbard. ?? pic.twitter.com/KTNGEIuqQd— Pistols Firing (@pistolsguys) August 25, 2017As for the others who didn’t play while seemingly all other options did, Gundy seemed hopeful if not at least positive they would receive opportunities.“Adrian Baker, he’s gonna play,” Gundy said.Baker was listed as the third right-side-of-the-field cornerback on this week’s depth chart. Last week, he wasn’t on it, and he didn’t even dress out. A stunner from what a lot of people thought just a few months ago.Gundy cited Baker’s health on Monday.“His situation is clearing up a little bit, and hopefully he’ll get a few reps in there, and we’ll see how he comes along,” Gundy said.Junior college transfer and 2017 signee Patrick Macon didn’t suit up either, which caught at least me by surprise when Hubbard and others from the most recent recruiting class did. Gundy has been less confident about Macon’s spot and potential playing time in 2017.“(Patrick) Macon, maybe, maybe not,” he said. “I don’t know yet. Just gonna have to wait and see how he develops over the next month.”Gundy said with Macon, a big factor in not playing him has to do with when he arrived on campus.“When they show up on a later date, they’re in a catch-up role when you have a mature team,” Gundy said. “We have a fairly mature team.”That was the case for some of the signed freshmen as well. Must be fairly difficult when you have three (almost) 100-yard rushers, tons of inexperienced but impressive cornerbacks and talent at linebacker and along the defensive line. Tylan WallaceLC Greenwood Arlington Hambrightcenter_img Brock Martin Enoch Smith Jr.Chuba Hubbard Malcolm Rodriguez Sione FinefeuiakiTracin Wallace 2017 Signees Brendon Evers Jake McClure J.D. KingPatrick Macon As for newly-imported tight end/fullback Sione Finefeuiaki, he did play, but the hope is to get him more fully up to speed by conference play.“Some years when we’re young, those guys have to get thrown into the fire, but we have a little bit more depth right now,” Gundy said.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Toluca vs. Santos Laguna: Match preview & stream

first_imgToluca v Santos Laguna Toluca vs. Santos Laguna: TV channel, live stream, team news & match preview Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 11:52 5/20/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Liga MX trophy Toluca v Santos Laguna Liga MX Toluca Santos Laguna The visitors take a 2-1 advantage into La Bombonera where the Red Devils have been superb this season and need one more win to lift the trophy The Liga MX Clausura has come down to this.Sunday night at the Estadio Nemesio Diez, either host Toluca or visiting Santos Laguna will lift the Liga MX trophy and celebrate a title run.Santos brings a 2-1 advantage into the deciding match after a late goal from Julio Furch clinched victory in Thursday’s first leg. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Toluca hasn’t lost at home in 2018, though, and has won six of its nine matches at home this year. The Red Devils have confidence the home-field advantage can help them to the title, while Santos is looking to turn the tide. Game Santos Laguna vs. Toluca Date Sunday, May 20 Time 8 p.m. ET Stream (US only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch Djaniny Santos Laguna Santiago Garcia TolucaWatch the Liga MX final live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.Squads & Team News Position Toluca players Goalkeepers Talavera, Garcia, Centeno, Pasquel Defenders Garcia, Perg, Gonzalez, Delgadillo, Calvo, Garcia, Borja, Benitez, Rojas, Salinas  Midfielders Sartiaguin, Rios, Lopez, Medina, Zamora, Sambueza, Quiniones, Barrientos Forwards Reyna, Uribe, Hauche, Cenelo, Vega, Abundis The Liga MX disciplinary committee dismissed a claim of racist abuse against Santiago Garcia, and the Toluca center back will be able to play in Sunday’s match. Potential starting XI: Talavera; Salinas, Gonzalez, Garcia, Borja; Lopez, Rios; Sambueza, Barrientos, Quinones; Uribe Position Santos Laguna players Goalkeepers Orozco, Acevedo, Garcia Defenders Izquierdoz, Araujo, Alcoba, Villafana, Arteaga, Abella, Sanchez, Ibanez, Bernal Midfielders Vazquez, Rivas, Andrade, Martinez, de Buen, Cortes, Rabello, Davila, Lozano, Martinez, Isijara Forwards Furch, Rodriguez, Djaniny Manager Robert Siboldi says Santos is going to go out to win the game like it always does, but with a one-goal advantage the temptation has to be there to shut things down as much as possible. This group in a 4-4-2 has worked well, though, so look for the manager to stick with it, bringing Javier Cortes back into the starting XI in favor of a more attacking player like Jonathan Rodriguez who started the first leg.Potential starting XI: Orozco; Abella, Izquierdoz, Alcoba, Angulo; Cortes, Martinez, Vazquez, Lozano; Djaniny, FurchBetting & Match OddsToluca is favored to win with dabblebet offering 19/20 odds on a Red Devils victory, 13/5 odds on a Santos Laguna win and a draw going at 12/5.Click here to see all of dabblebet’s offers for the Liga MX playoffs.Game PreviewDjaniny Santos Laguna Santiago Garcia TolucaThursday’s first leg between Santos Laguna and Toluca left everything to play for in the second.It looked like the teams would head into the second leg tied thanks to Luis Quinones’ opener for Toluca and Djaniny’s equalizer for Santos. A Julio Furch touch in the 89th minute after a pinpoint cross from Brian Lozano gave Santos the advantage it desperately wanted going into the second. Now a draw would be good enough to win Santos a title.The good news for Los Guerreros is that teams have come out of La Bombonera with a point during the year. The bad news is that it hasn’t happened often. The recently remodeled venue has been very good to Toluca, which hasn’t lost at home in 2018 and has come away with six victories in its last seven home matches. The lone exception was in the playoffs when Moreila mounted a furious comeback and scored two stoppage time goals with Toluca still assured passage into the semifinals.While some of the home showings have been thanks to the atmosphere, Toluca manager Hernan Cristante also has his team play a less restrained style of soccer than he asks for on the road. Toluca scored on the counter-attack against Santos in the first leg but is unlikely to allow Santos as much possession as the 62 per cent it had in the first leg.Santos may not even want that much of the ball, with a draw enough to advance. Robert Siboldi says his team will go out to chase the game as it normally does, utilizing the speed it has in attack with Djaniny, the league’s leading scorer, and Furch with Osvaldo Martinez also posing a set-piece threat. The game may be more dependent on how Jose Juan “Gallito” Vazquez fares in the middle against Toluca’s potent creators Rubens Sambueza and Pablo Barrientos. The South Americans will be on the ball more often with right back Rodrigo Salinas and left back Cristian Borja advancing more often.It’s a recipe for an excellent final that either team could win. Santos has the ‘team of destiny’ feel, while Toluca has been flying under the radar in Mexico with media outlets ignoring Cristante’s men in favor of giving coverage to the bigger teams. One will lift the trophy Sunday and end up being the talk of all the TV shows and on all the front pages.last_img read more

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Report: ACC, ESPN Closing In On TV Network Deal

first_imgACC. accTwitter/@theACCUpdate: ESPN’s Brett McMurphy has some more info on the pending deal. ACC Network will launch by August 2019 & ACC extends conference grant of rights thru 2036, sources told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) July 19, 2016Earlier: For a long time, there has been talk about a possibility of the ACC and ESPN combining to form the ACC Network, like the channel has done with the SEC. According to the News and Observer‘s Luke DeCock, the time for the ACC Network could be coming soon.DeCock says the league is close to agreeing to a new TV deal with ESPN, which will include the formation of an ACC network. An announcement could be forthcoming later this week.Per DeCock:  After six years of deliberation and discussion, the ACC is close to an updated television deal with ESPN that will include the long-awaited ACC cable channel as well as innovative “over-the-top” components, content delivered directly to viewers via the Internet, known as OTT.The announcement regarding a new ESPN deal could come as soon as the ACC’s football kickoff event in Charlotte on Thursday and Friday, where ACC commissioner John Swofford is scheduled to meet with the media Thursday morning.The ACC’s current deal with ESPN runs through 2026-27 but has since been substantially eclipsed by the Big Ten and SEC. In May, Swofford said launching an ACC cable channel would likely be necessary to close that financial gap.This looks like a huge deal on paper for the ACC. It’s unclear yet how much money this will generate for the league and its members in the future, but it firmly enhances the conference’s brand and further secures its standing in the ever-changing landscape of college sports. Also, we wonder if this gets people talking again about Notre Dame joining the league for all sports. It probably won’t happen, but fun to speculate.last_img read more

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SwissMarine Hires Diana Shippings Capesize Units

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Greek dry bulk shipowner Diana Shipping has entered into a time charter contract with Geneva-based SwissMarine Services for one of its Capesize vessels.Under the agreement, the company’s 179,492 dwt vessel G. P. Zafirakis would be chartered at a gross rate of USD 17,000 per day.The charter, expected to commence on January 2, 2019, is for a period of seventeen to twenty months.Diana Shipping expects that the new employment would generate around USD 8.67 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter.Built in 2014, the Capesize is currently working for German RWE Supply & Trading GmbH at a rate of USD 15,000 per day.last_img

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Mount Toubkal: German Woman Dies in Snow Storm

Rabat  –  A German woman died on Tuesday in a snow storm as she was climbing Mount Toubkal (Atlas Mountains), local authorities said.A German man was also injured during the expedition, the source added.Royal Gendarmerie’s rescue teams evacuated the wounded to a hospital in Marrakech, local authorities pointed out, adding that the remains of the deceased had been deposited in Marrakech’s morgue.

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Upcoming meetings can rally support for UNbacked nuclear treaty says official

18 September 2009A set of meetings to be held next week at United Nations Headquarters could have a significant impact on efforts to bring the treaty banning nuclear testing worldwide into force, a senior official leading those efforts said today. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) has been signed by 181 countries and ratified by 149. However, it needs to be ratified by nine others – China, Egypt, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan and the United States – before it can enter into force.Tibor Tóth, Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBT Organization (CTBTO), highlighted the conference to promote the treaty and its entry into force, which will take place on 24 and 25 September in New York.In addition, US President Barack Obama is scheduled to chair a meeting of the Security Council on 24 September focusing on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, including the CTBT. Mr. Tóth welcomed what he described as a “stronger interest” by the US on these matters. “I see an attention which is underpinning the preparations for the ratification discussion in the [US] Senate.” He also noted that the National Academy of Sciences was requested to prepare a study which will provide the necessary information to the Senate and to those who will have to review the ratification. There is also movement from other quarters, he added, including an indication by Indonesia that it will ratify the treaty. All in all, he said he is “very much optimistic” about the political momentum that has been building over the past two and a half years. “The climate is much better now,” said Mr. Tóth. “We have sunny political weather.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has also highlighted the “crucial window of opportunity” currently available regarding nuclear disarmament. “More leaders are speaking out. The wind is at our back,” he said yesterday at his monthly news conference. “With a strong push by the right leaders, we can bring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into force.” read more

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Hibernia operator fined 80k after pleading guilty in crude oil spill

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The company that runs the Hibernia platform off Newfoundland has pleaded guilty after it continued to operate despite a leak in 2013 that spilled about 6,000 litres of crude oil into the North Atlantic.The Hibernia Management and Development Company was fined $80,000 and ordered to pay $170,000 into the federal Environmental Damages Fund.The company “deeply regrets this spill occurred,” spokeswoman Margot Bruce-O’Connell said Friday in an emailed statement. “The Hibernia offshore and onshore workforce is committed to operating in an environmentally responsible manner.“The cause of the incident was due to equipment failure, although the offshore loading system equipment was newly installed in 2012.”Hibernia is located 315 kilometres east of St. John’s and sits in 82 metres of water.Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore petroleum regulator announced in 2015 it had laid charges in connection with the spill.An agreed statement of facts says about 6,000 litres of crude oil leaked from Hibernia’s offshore loading system starting on Dec. 27, 2013.It describes “a persistent sheen” that the company observed on the surface of the sea close to a valve it didn’t realize was seeping. Instead of shutting down operations, it finished loading a tanker on Dec. 28.The leak was ultimately blamed on “undetected valve failures” — including a “false closure signal” emitted by one particular valve. A supply vessel fully sealed it about five days later on Jan. 1, 2014.Bruce-O’Connell said the company improved its operating, inspection and maintenance procedures after the spill.It was convicted under the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act.“Operations ceased, but resumed without ensuring that it could be done without causing pollution,” the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said Friday in a statement.The shareholders of the Hibernia Management and Development Company are ExxonMobil Canada (33 per cent), Chevron Canada Resources (27 per cent), Suncor (20 per cent), Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation (8.5 per cent), Murphy Oil (6.5 per cent) and Statoil Canada Ltd. (five per cent). read more

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A settlement to Cypriot dispute closer than ever before but theres still

On 25 September 2016, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets at UN Headquarters with Nicos Anastasiades, Leader of the Greek Cypriot Community and Mustafa Akýncý, Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Community. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Not only in the search for a settlement, but also on the daily basis. For instance, the only police cooperation that exists between the two sides goes via the United Nations, so you can imagine what would happen on a small and de-facto, heavily integrated island, if there was no contact on this issue. So both in the current and in the future, I think the UN has a role. UN News Centre: The Cypriot President told the General Assembly at the UN recently that he thought the deal could be done by the end of the year. Is that realistic? Espen Barth Eide: Absolutely, it’s ambitious but feasible. And what I mean by that is: ambitious as a sportsman ready to win the race. He can win; he just has to put his efforts or her efforts into winning, and it’s the same thing here. The main issue is a sustained will and that we manage to use the next months in order to orchestrate the sequence of things, so that that goal can be held. I have to underline that what Anastasiades said in that speech here – which was a very a good speech in my view – echoes what his counterpart, Mr. Akýncý says. They have actually repeatedly and jointly said that their aim is to achieve a settlement by the end of 2016. The first time they said that, was in Davos this year. At that time there was 11-and-a-half months to go, as that was in the middle of January; they said that again on the 15th of May, which was one year anniversary of their meeting; they said it again a week before we went to New York, in a joint statement, and now they have said it individually. So this is clearly a shared commitment. I think, to be as transparent as possible, we don’t know that it will work. It is an ambitious goal. It’s possible, but it will only work if we have this leader-led dedication toward the end. UN News Centre: Is there any more constructive pressure that the UN can apply; and that you can apply in your role? Espen Barth Eide: We should be constructive but we should not use pressure, because the pressure itself can create the sense that somebody else wants to define the terms. We tried that in Cyprus and it did not work particularly well with the Annan plan in 2004, and we tried it in other places. But constructive, yes, so we are now looking for ways, and this was very much the essence of the Secretary-General’s own message of the leaders yesterday. Turkish Cypriot leader Mr. Mustafa Akýncý arrives at the UN’s Good Offices in Nicosia on 7 January ahead of the first leaders’ meeting of 2016 under the auspices of the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide. Elected in April 2015, Mr. Akýncý won 60.5% of the vote upon the strength of his promise to bring the tragic division of the island to an end. Photo: UNFICYP/Robert Szakszon In the meeting – which was a long, substantive meeting on Sunday, the 25th of September – he said that he personally, and the whole UN system, including myself; all of us are fully dedicated to doing whatever we can to coordinate between them, but also with other players, and to look for the physical and the mental space, and to provide that so that the most difficult issues can be solved. Because the challenge we have now – I said a vast array of issues are done, even very difficult ones – we’re moving into the most difficult phase but these issues are connected. So you cannot do an issue one day and then three weeks later do another one, because these issues need a simultaneous accommodation, and that’s the space we are looking for now. UN News Centre: So these issues need to be sequenced very carefully and choreographed, and will the UN be playing a role in that? Espen Barth Eide: Very much so, but always under the guidance of the Cypriots because, and I repeat that, because it is very important that they know we are there to help them. We – the Secretary-General, the Security Council, the European Union, the whole world basically – would warmly welcome a positive breakthrough along the lines that the leaders are seeking, but I would also say a settlement in Cyprus will be a source of inspiration for the neighbourhood and for the world. Our Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has said repeatedly that he sees Colombia and Cyprus as two of the very few opportunities to see that age-old conflicts are overcome. Interestingly at the end of the meeting on the 25th of September, the Secretary-General flew to Cartagena to be present at the signing of the Colombia peace accord, and obviously he would like to see he could do something similar in the near future also in Cyprus. UN News Centre: Is there a real danger that the last 50 years could be for nothing and that we could face going back to the status quo, as it was in 1974 – a position of conflict between the two communities? Espen Barth Eide: On the first part of that question, I would say yes, there is definitely a risk that we lose what we now have achieved because we have, in a sense, arrived at a plateau, from which you can either go to a solution or a downward spiral. I wouldn’t say conflict as in the violent, physical conflict, but I think it is clear for all of us – and that is not only me saying it, but it is also well known to other people who are dealing with it on both sides – that the alternative is not any longer just the status quo; it’s not just a stable, safe status quo that will continue forever, in the sense that, the Cypriots have been living in a state of exception. On 22 August 2014, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he had appointed Mr. Espen Barth Eide of Norway as his new Special Adviser on Cyprus, replacing Mr. Alexander Downer of Australia, who had stepped down four months earlier, in April. In the statement that announced the appointment, the Secretary-General described Mr. Eide as a seasoned diplomat who would bring to the position “a deep understanding of peace processes and peacemaking.” Mr. Eide has since been working to assist two sides – the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots – in search for a comprehensive and mutually acceptable settlement to the Cyprus problem. On 25 September2016, the UN Secretary-General held – on the margins of the UN General Assembly’s general debate – what he described to reporters as a “productive” meeting , with Mustafa Akýncý, Turkish Cypriot leader, and Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Cypriot leader. Mr. Ban also said that in the meeting with the two leaders, they had discussed the state of play in the ongoing negotiations to reach a comprehensive settlement in Cyprus, and welcomed their joint commitment to intensify efforts even further, in order to achieve that settlement in 2016. In an interview with the UN News Centre, Mr. Eide began by explaining the protracted and extremely complex history of the long running dispute in Cyprus. “UN has a role” in Cyprus now and in future – UN Special Advisor. Credit: UN News Centre Espen Barth Eide: The United Nations has been in Cyprus for 52 years. It so happens that I’m also 52 years old, and we were born in the same week – the [UN Peacekeeping Force, known as UNFICYP] and myself – and the UN came there because of the inter-communal strife in the early days of the independent Republic of Cyprus. And then 10 years later, there was a military coup, supported by the then military regime in Athens, and just after that, the Turkish intervention, and the de-facto division of the country into two parts. And what we’re trying to do is to help the leaders – the Turkish-Cypriot and the Greek-Cypriot leader – to re-unify the country, under a federal-structure for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots alike, and we have actually come quite far in that process. And I would strongly say, as the Secretary-General said yesterday, much further than any previous pair of leaders in all these years has come. So we are now approaching the final stretch and the make-or-break moment in the Cyprus process. UN News Centre: So what is the current situation, and how has it evolved over the past 50 years? Espen Barth Eide: Well, that’s a very long story. Of course there was a major attempt in 2004 – the so-called ‘Annan Plan,’ from former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan – which was presented to a referendum, and it got ‘yes’ in the North of Cyprus, but it lost quite significantly in the South. However, at that time, the final version of the plan was written by the UN, and neither leader on either side actually endorsed it. … the current situation is unacceptable and must be overcome … losing this opportunity is not good for you; neither for Cypriots nor for somebody trying to be helpful in the neighbourhood. So the region needs this and it is so close that to miss this opportunity would be a historic failure. So maybe, with hindsight, it was not that surprising that we got the outcome it gave. In this phase, which has lasted basically the last 16 months, since the current two leaders – Mr Mustafa Akýncý in the North, and Nicos Anastasiades in the South – started they have moved on all issues, and they have discussed all issues inter-dependently. And of the six chapters that encompass the negotiation track, four are largely done. And the two last ones, which are widely seen to be the more difficult ones, have been open for discussion even if we haven’t finally negotiated them. So we’re in a very advanced stage. At the same time, I need to be honest saying that there’re outstanding issues. And what I detect now is [that] I recognize typical nervousness of the ‘last mile,’ because in any peace process, particularly those that worked, we have the experience that when you come to the crux of the matter, the really important accommodations that have to be made, both sides feel the pressure of time. And from the UN side, we’re insisting that we will not put pressure on them. It is not our problem; it is their problem, and we’re there to assist in overcoming their issue. The process has to be leader-led; it has to be owned by the Cypriots themselves. But our job is to help them, to facilitate and, I would also say, coordinate the overall international effort, because it is not only us, the United Nations, it’s also the European Union, of which the future united Cyprus will be a member state, for instance. It’s the neighboring States – Greece and Turkey – who have a stake in this, because they’re, together with the United Kingdom, guarantors. So the international effort is coordinated through the UN, and my job now, together with the Secretary-General, is to orchestrate all these different pieces, so that we can achieve the noble goal of a settlement soon. UN News Centre: There has been a breakthrough in the last couple of years – you’ve been in this job for two years – what broke the logjam to get us to where we’re now, which you say is really quite close to a final deal? Espen Barth Eide: It’s closer than ever before, but there’s still a way to go. And I don’t want to leave the impression that a deal is around the corner, because we still have to settle a few, but important issues. Numerically speaking, most issues are behind us; they are done and settled. So we have a big body of agreement already there. Volume-wise, most of the deal is written down. However, per usual, the most difficult issues are not those you take first, so of course we need to create the space, and I don’t necessarily mean the physical space, but the framework in which we’re able to deal with those final issues, in an expedited but also efficient and proper manner. That’s what we’re looking for right now. Greek Cypriot leader Mr. Nicos Anastasiades arrives at the UN’s Good Offices in Nicosia on 7 January ahead of the first leaders’ meeting of 2016 under the auspices of the Special Adviser of the UN Secretary-General on Cyprus, Mr. Espen Barth Eide. Mr. Anastasiades won a solid mandate in the 2013 election, on a pro-settlement card, arguing that he would use his leadership post to try to arrive at a settlement to the protracted Cypriot dispute. The UN Special Adviser regards that stance as crucial. Photo: UNFICYP/Robert Szakszon But I want to say that the main answer – there’s one main answer and then there are many smaller answers to the big question – why does it look like it is working? It is the leadership of the two leaders we currently have: Mr. Anastasiades, who was elected the President of Cyprus – which also means the leader of the Greek Cypriot community – and we work with him as the leader of the Greek Cypriot community. He was elected in 2013, on a pro-settlement mandate – he ran for his post arguing that he would use the post to try to arrive at a settlement; Mr. Mustafa Akýncý, who was elected in the South in April 2015, likewise got a very solid mandate – 60.5 percent – on running for one main course, which is to bring this tragic division of the island to an end. So we have two leaders who, actually, are declared settlement supporters and who are working in honesty with each other as partners, to solve this. Their challenge is that on both sides, there are a number of people who are, to put it very diplomatically, less enthusiastic about the prospect of the settlement. So it’s not enough for these two leaders to agree with each other; they also have to bring along a majority of each side. And in my daily interaction with the leaders, I also recognize and empathize with their constant sense that, I have to be able to convince my community to vote yes, because there was a referendum last time, and there will be a referendum again, and history has proven that you can’t know the outcome of a referendum, and they want to be secure. So the leadership and the trust that have been developed between the leaders is the main answer. Then there are a number of secondary answers, and they’re normally around the argument that in a region where a lot of things are going terribly wrong; remember, this is 100 kilometers from Syria. We are in Europe, but we’re at the very far east of Europe; and way into the Eastern Mediterranean, in a neighborhood where most things are on the downward spiral. The international circumstance has almost paradoxically come up with a benign situation for Cyprus because all relevant players in the neighborhood actively want to contribute to a solution. Basically speaking, the great Powers have, in their perspective, bigger fish to fry, and would rather see this issue off the table, and hence I’m one of those envoys of the Secretary-General that has a united Security Council behind me. That’s no small feat, and that’s something I also impress on my Cypriot friends, that this is a value that we want to use when we have it. And we also have very constructive openings from the guarantor powers that they’re ready to discuss, when time has come, to agree on what their role will be, or rather, what it will not be – depending on whom you ask – in the future settlement. UN News Centre: Is there still an important role for the UN to play here? Espen Barth Eide: Absolutely. UN News Centre: What would happen if the UN simply withdrew? Espen Barth Eide: Well, of course this is a question that we should ask the Cypriots, and I do ask the Cypriots, and we consistently get the message that they want us; they need us to be the facilitator. They don’t need us to run the show, and I’m extremely adamant to communicate and behave as somebody who is there to assist the leaders in their process. But the UN controls the buffer zone; we have meetings in the buffer zone. We facilitate, not only the meetings between the leaders and the negotiating teams, but a vast array of 16 working groups, five technical committees, and all possible issues. So basically almost all the formal communication between the North and South happens through the UN. SASG Espen Barth Eide and SRSG Lisa Buttenheim visited Kormakitis village on 7 August 2015, where they had the opportunity to speak and listen to Maronite residents. They had a walk around the village and visited the Kormakitis’ Cultural Center and Folklore Museum. Photo: UNFICYP They have quite correctly stated – both the North and the South – that the current situation is unacceptable and must be overcome, and I would be very worried if people think that they can just cool down this and there will be a new chance in five or ten years. This is in no way to suggest that I know what the future will look like, but my sense and my own experience with international relations, suggest that losing this opportunity is not good for you; neither for Cypriots nor for somebody trying to be helpful in the neighbourhood. So the region needs this and it is so close that to miss this opportunity would be a historic failure. @media only screen and (min-width: 760px), screen9 {#PhotoHolder3 #PhotoCrop { max-height: 770px; /* sets max-height value for all standards-compliant browsers */ width: 134%; margin-left:-161px; margin-top: -485px;}#story-headline{ font-size: 4.6em; line-height: 1.05em; color:#fff; position: relative; top: 90px; xmargin-left:-1em; text-shadow: 10px 10px 10px rgba(0,0,0,0.8); width:50%;}#sidebar {display:none;} div#story-content .span8 {width:100% !important} #fullstory p { font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.7em;}strong { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.7em; xfont-family:Georgia, “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;}blockquote { font-size: 1.2em; line-height: 1.5em; font-style:italic;}.videoWrapper { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; /* 16:9 */ padding-top: 1em; height: 0; margin-bottom:1em;}.videoWrapper iframe { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%;} read more

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Becky Godden murder Man admitted killing sex worker and leading police to

first_imgThe body of a 20-year-old woman lay buried in a field for more than a decade before a taxi driver finally led police to her remains, a court heard yesterday.Christopher Halliwell, 52, admitted he had picked up Becky Godden, who was working as a prostitute, from the streets of Swindon in Wiltshire, had sex with her and then strangled her.Bristol Crown court heard that the young woman’s remains were only found in March 2011, when Halliwell took police to the field in Eastleach, Gloucestershire, where he had dumped her sometime between 2003 and 2005.Halliwell made his confession while helping police find the body of another woman he admitted to having killed in March 2011.It was only at this point that Miss Godden’s distraught family, who had waited years for news, finally learnt of her fate.Miss Godden’s mother Karen Edwards was in court yesterday, along with her husband Charlie, and Miss Godden’s father John, to hear the prosecution case against the man accused of killing her daughter.They listened intently as Nicholas Haggan QC told a jury of six men and six women that Halliwell buried Miss Godden in an unmarked grave “in the middle of nowhere”.Mr Halliwell said: “Christopher Halliwell confessed to the police that between 2003 and 2005 – he couldn’t be sure of the date – he had taken a girl from the streets of Swindon.”He told the police he had sex with her and then he killed her by strangling her. He told the police he stripped the girl of her clothes and concealed her naked body. Not only that, but the defendant took the police to the location.”Mr Haggan went on: “Had the defendant not told the police where he had buried that girl from the streets of Swindon, you might think that Rebecca’s remains to this day would be in that field in the middle of nowhere.”In an unusual step the jury was also told that Halliwell had admitted murdering Sian O’Callaghan, a woman who disappeared after a night out with friends at the Suju nightclub in Swindon in March 2011. It was as while was under arrest in connection with Miss O’ Gallaghan’s murder that he offered police “another one” and led them to the field where he had buried Miss Goddens years earlier.Miss O’Callaghan’s semi-naked body was discovered in undergrowth in Uffington, Oxfordshire, shortly after Halliwell was arrested in connection with her kidnapping.It was at this point that Halliwell told Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who was leading the investigation for Wiltshire Police: “We need to have a chat. I am a sick f*****. Is it too late to get help?”Halliwell is said to have then informed Mr Fulcher that he would show him the “exact spot” where Miss Godden’s body was buried in a shallow grave.The court heard that he then directed officers to Oxo Bottom field in Eastleach, where the skeletal remains of Miss Godden – later identified by DNA – were discovered.He pleaded guilty to murdering Miss O’Callaghan and was jailed for life in October 2012.Halliwell, previously of Swindon, was charged with Miss Godden’s murder by Wiltshire Police on March 30 this year.Wearing a dark grey suit, white shirt and light blue tie, Halliwell, who is representing himself, carried his own bundle of documents into the dock.The trial judge, retired High Court judge Sir John Griffith Williams, warned jurors they should not assume that his conviction for murdering Miss O’Callaghan made him guilty of killing Miss Godden.Miss Godden had started using Class A drugs and became a prostitute in her mid-teens, working in the Manchester Road area of Swindon.Despite her lifestyle, Miss Godden – known as Becky or Rebecca to friends and family – kept in contact with her family, especially on Mother’s Day and her birthday.Mrs Edwards last saw her daughter on December 16, 2002, when she collected her from Swindon Magistrates’ Court and drove her to a friend’s house in the town, the court heard.Rebecca Boast, a friend of Miss Godden, told police she saw her get into a taxi outside the Swindon nightclub Destiny and Desire in early January 2003, after arguing with the driver.Mr Haggan told the jury: “Rebecca Boast never saw her friend again. Extensive inquiries by the police indicate that this probably was the last known reliable sighting of Becky.”The court heard that Miss Godden did not make contact with her family on Mother’s Day in 2003, nor on her 21st birthday in April that year.Halliwell, formerly of Ashbury Avenue, Swindon, denies murdering Miss Godden between January 1 2003 and March 30 2008. Christopher Halliwell, accused of the murder of Becky GoddenCredit:Wiltshire Police/PA Christopher Halliwell, accused of the murder of Becky Godden Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Briton who died fighting Isil caused alarm bells to ring when he

first_imgKurdish supporters of Ryan Lock at Heathrow Airport The mother of a young Briton who died fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria became suspicious because it was unusual for him to have tidied his room, an inquest heard.Ryan Lock,  20, from Chichester, West Sussex, killed himself to avoid falling hostage to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants, a coroner was told.His mother, Catherine Lock, told the inquest how her son had given few clues about his intentions to fight Isil in Syria.But she said that one of the things that “set off alarm bells” was the fact he had spring cleaned his room before he left.She said her son became secretive before he left home and spent a lot of time on his computer – and unusually tidied his room. Ryan Lock killed himself to avoid falling hostage to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militantsCredit:Hampshire Police Members of the Kurdish community wait for the funeral cortege carrying #RyanLock home to Chichester! SEHID NAMIRIN! pic.twitter.com/yLYPbgpmTc— Kurdish Solidarity (@Hevallo) February 18, 2017 Former chef Mr Lock, who had no previous military experience, joined the Kurdish militia after telling his family he was going backpacking to Turkey in August last year.An inquest in Portsmouth, Hampshire, heard that after being wounded and surrounded by Isil fighters, he turned his gun on himself to avoid being captured and suffering a “frightening and painful death”.Recording a narrative verdict, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire coroner David Horsley said Mr Lock had suffered a leg wound that left him at risk of falling into the hands of a “cruel and ruthless” enemy.Mr Horsley said: “He was not prepared to let that happen and used his own weapon to avoid capture. That can only be viewed as a brave action.”The coroner described Mr Lock as a “heroic young man” and added: “He died doing something he quite clearly believed passionately in.”In the months before he died, Mr Lock had kept in touch with his family from Syria via Facebook Messenger, sending them pictures and updates on his military training.But after losing contact with him, Mr Lock’s father Jon Plater found images online of his son with an Isil fighter standing over his body, and his death was later confirmed, the inquest heard. Ryan Lock's mother Catherine Lock arrives at Portsmouth Inquest Court She said her son tried to reassure her by saying the YPG needed a chef and that he wanted to become a medic.She also tried not to be negative for fear of him severing contact, adding: “I remember saying to him, ‘I’m proud of you but for God’s sake come home safely’.”Ms Lock said she maintained contact with her son once a week or once a fortnight via his pay-as-you-go phone but he did not disclose that he was involved in combat.She revealed the last contact she had with her son was last December 6, and as days passed without hearing from him, an American journalist informed her of fatalities in Syria.Amid panic and worry, Mr Plater later came across images clearly showing their dead son on an Arabic website. Mr Plater said: “You could tell straight away it was him.”He added: “I phoned the YPG a few times to see what was going on, and I spoke to Ryan’s commander who said that he was surrounded and that he shot himself.” Luke Rutter died in Raqqa last monthCredit:YPG His mother recalled him remarking how bad the situation was in Syria after watching a television news item.But Ms Lock said: “It wasn’t something he would constantly comment on, but he was quite a quiet person.”He could be quite sheltered, and he would be quite careful what he said.”Ms Lock said her son only revealed a few days beforehand that he was intending to go travelling – but kept secret his plan to head to Syria with the YPG.She said: “He just said that he had planned this for ages and that he had time off work. He said he would be going for a few weeks, maybe a month.”And when I found out he was going to Turkey I said, ‘You do realise that’s right next to Syria where there is a war’. I hadn’t twigged that was exactly his plan, to head to Syria.”Mr Lock had been in Turkey for about a day when he contacted his mother revealing he was going to Syria with the YPG, which she initially interpreted as a joke. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Ms Lock said: “I remember sending him a message saying that’s not even funny, and he said it was true. That’s when I absolutely panicked.” Pathologist Dr Basil Purdue said Mr Lock’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head.Mr Lock flew from Luton to Istanbul on Flight KK6004 on August 24 before boarding a connecting flight to Iraq. Ryan Lock’s mother Catherine Lock arrives at Portsmouth Inquest Court on WednesdayCredit:Solent “They helped him to get to Syria. He would never have been able to get there on his own. From what I gather, it had been planned for quite a long time.”Dozens of people, including members of the Kurdish community, held roses and framed pictures of Mr Lock at Heathrow Airport as his body was repatriated to the UK in February.Supporters of the YPJ female fighting force said his “memory will forever live on in our struggle for the freedom of Syria and our hope for change in the whole world”.And YPG general command member Mihyedin Xirki said Mr Lock, who used the nom de guerre Berxwedan Givara, was a “martyr” who died “putting up a brave fight”. The inquest heard that following his death, a letter was passed to Mr Lock’s family by someone called AJ Woodhead.Believed to be a Canadian, he is thought to have travelled to Syria to fight alongside Mr Lock and the YPG.In the letter, AJ Woodhead, who British police have been unable to trace, said Mr Lock “died a true hero” and that in any other war he would have received a medal.The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Syria, saying the situation remains “extremely volatile and dangerous”. Kurdish Four Britons are believed to have died fighting IS with the Kurds in Syria. The latest was 22-year-old Luke Rutter, from Birkenhead, who died in Raqqa on July 5.In a final video message, Mr Rutter apologised for lying to his loved ones about going to fight. Ms Lock said she had no respect for the YPG, saying: “I’ve always been angry towards the YPG because if it wasn’t for them, Ryan wouldn’t be dead. Ryan Lock Luke Rutter Dean Evans, 22, a dairy farmer from Reading, Berkshire, died in the city of Manbij in July last year and ex-Royal Marine Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, 25, from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, died in the northern village of Tel Khuzela in March 2015.Mr Lock’s parents declined to comment following the hearing. Kurds paying theırs respects to #ryanlock at #Heathrow #twitterkurds #BBC #channel4 #itv #DailyMail #independent #guardian #ypg pic.twitter.com/k81xj3NQuA— Zinar Demeni (@Demeni1) February 18, 2017 “That was one of the things that I really questioned,” added Ms Lock. “I actually said, ‘Are you planning on coming back because you have spring cleaned your room?’.”Deep down, there were things setting off alarm bells but I wasn’t getting the answers.”A coroner said Mr Lock died a hero last December fighting with the People’s Defence Units (YPG) in the northern city of Raqqa, considered to be Isil’s de facto capital.last_img read more

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Alex Ferguson considering Old Trafford exit reports

first_imgSPECULATION IS RIFE tonight that Alex Ferguson is on the verge of an exit from Manchester United.The iconic manager has been in charge at the Premier League giants since 1986 but the football world is this evening considering a world without the 71-year-old in charge of the Red Devils.Yesterday, bookmakers slashed odds on Everton boss David Moyes taking over from his compatriot at Old Trafford.The Telegraph reports tonight that the league winners’ golf outing was ‘overshadowed’ by talk of Fergie’s rumoured departure and an announcement could be made before the weekend.What do you think?More to followWigan’s great escape halted after twice surrendering lead to Swansealast_img

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All these countries landed military planes in Shannon in last year

first_imgSource: amchartsMILITARY AIRCRAFT FROM 35 countries have landed in Shannon Airport in the last 12 months.Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore confirmed the number in response to a recent parliamentary question, stating that his department is the one responsible for granting permission for landings of military planes.He stressed that these aircraft must be unarmed, carry no arms ammunition or explosives and must not engage in intelligence gathering. He said the flights in question do not form any part of military exercises or operations.The full list of countries are as follows:AustraliaBahrainBelgiumCanadaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCzech RepublicEgyptFranceGabonGermanyGreeceIndiaItalyJordanLebanonLibyaMalaysiaMexicoMoroccoNetherlandsOmanPakistanPanamaPolandQatarRomaniaSwedenSwitzerlandTurkeyUAEUKUSAVietnamYemenThe Tánaiste also told TD Clare Daly recently that he could not say whether military advisers from the US would stop at Shannon on the way to Iraq.Gilmore said he had not sought specific assurances from the US that this would not happen but said all the usual rules will continue to apply to aircraft travelling through Shannon.Read: “We are now a blood-ridden country”: Margaretta D’Arcy rounds on TDs over Shannon…>Read: Armed US plane landed at Shannon ‘in error’>last_img read more

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Direct2Drive offering 20 off all games this weekend

first_imgDirect2Drive seem to be pushing hard to expand the customer base for its digital download service this week. On Wednesday it introduced digital PC game rentals, and now for this weekend only you can get 20% off any game in stock (so no pre-orders).The sale is apparently to celebrate Bathtub Safety Month, the thinking behind it being if you have cheap games to play all weekend there’s no need to go anywhere near a bath – just keep playing.In order to get the discount you need to use the promo code: WETKITTY at the checkout. It looks as though you can use it as many times as you like, so go find yourself a few bargains and get playing. Everyone else, be careful getting in and out of that bathtub.The sale is running now and ends on Monday, January 31 at 10am PST.via Game Presslast_img

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Breakthrough Synthetic Muscles Could Revolutionize Robotics

first_img Researchers at Columbia Engineering have made a breakthrough that could upend modern robotics. The team created a synthetic muscle-like tissue that can be 3D printed. Most importantly though, it’s flexible and powerful, just like actual muscle. That means that it is flexible, deformable and capable of liberating robots from their clunky actuators and rotors.“We’ve been making great strides toward making robots minds, but robot bodies are still primitive,” lead researcher Hod Lipson told Engadget. “This is a big piece of the puzzle and, like biology, the new actuator can be shaped and reshaped a thousand ways. We’ve overcome one of the final barriers to making lifelike robots.”The material greatly expands when heated, but it does so using far less power and at a far lower voltage than traditional robotic actuators. Instead, a small current and a thin resistive wire strung through the material are all you need to get it up to about 80 degrees C. At that point, it expands to nine times its original size. With that, it can move over 1,000 times its own weight, making it three times stronger than our own muscle fibers.Right now it is a bit slow, as you can see in the video above. It is powerful, however, and future research will focus not only on improving the core structure, but incorporating other conductive materials that will heat the muscle more quickly and precisely. After that, work begins on collaborating with other labs to incorporate the ideas into more complex machines that have the silicon-based thinky-brains.That, quite frankly, terrifies me. This is how we get the robot apocalypse. Making bots more flexible and nimble, freeing them from their current limitations, these are the textbook steps for terminator and every robotic mass-murderer in fiction. Maybe, just maybe we should pump the breaks on this one.Or not… because this is really badass.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower last_img read more

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Former youth minister agrees to 35 years in prison

first_imgThe child sex abuse and pornography case of a former youth minister that stalled for four years took a major step toward resolution Wednesday.In paperwork filed in Clark County Superior Court, Michael S. Norris admitted to sexually abusing two young children between 2003 and 2006. The confession came as part of a written agreement with prosecutors that he will waive trial locally and agree to be sentenced in federal court to 35 years in prison.The agreement means that Norris will first plead guilty in federal court and then come back to Clark County to plead guilty; his local sentence would be counted concurrently with his federal sentence, said Senior Deputy Prosecutor Alan Harvey.After a morning hearing, Norris, 44, of Vancouver, was set to be transported to the federal detention center in SeaTac to await a hearing in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, where it’s anticipated that he will plead guilty and be sentenced on a yet-to-be-determined date.He was indicted in January in federal court on 17 counts of child pornography-related charges.Norris’ agreement on Wednesday locks him in to a conviction, Harvey said.In the agreement, Norris stipulated to a list of facts that he raped and molested a 10-year-old girl and her 12-year-old brother, whom he met at church. He also admitted to filming the acts.last_img read more

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