Mali peace deal to be implemented despite challenges

first_imgAn attack mid this week in Mali, where six UN peacekeeping soldiers were killed, has given a pointer to the kind of difficulties likely to be encountered in implementing a peace deal signed recently.Northern Mali is considered the deadliest region for UN soldiers, 35 of them have been killed in combat since 2013. Will S.Sudan peace deal be implemented? Related Many in Northern Mali are skeptical about peace deal Mali Peace Deal: Peace Deal Raises Hopes of Stability.last_img

Found seeks Ascot Coronation

first_imgFound heads a field of nine in Friday’s Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly just failed to catch Jim Bolger’s Pleascach in the Irish 1,000 Guineas on her latest outing. With Pleascach running in the Ribblesdale on Thursday, Bolger saddles Lucida, who was just worn down at Newmarket by David Wachman’s Legatissimo. French Guineas winner Ervedya has just two defeats on her record, finishing third behind two colts in the Prix Morny and second to Found in the Prix Marcel Boussac on Arc day. Irish Rookie, second to Ervedya at Longchamp, will aim to give Martyn Meade the biggest win of his career after connections decided to stick at a mile rather than go for the Prix de Diane last weekend. David Elsworth’s Arabian Queen steps up in class after running out an impressive winner at Epsom in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes. John Gosden’s Sperry has been improving at a rate of knots but tackles her stiffest test yet, while stablemate Yasmeen, the least experienced in the field, tackles Sperry again after chasing her home at York. Local Time carried all before her in Dubai but was only 10th in the 1000 Guineas, while Miss Temple City is an interesting runner for Englishman Graham Motion, who is based in America. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Grenada Invitational no time for partisan division: PM Mitchell

first_imgST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) – Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has urged the country to abandon partisan divisions and throw their support behind the upcoming Grenada Invitational set for April here.Speaking during an address to mark the 43rd anniversary of Grenada’s independence, the veteran leader said the inaugural showpiece was for the national good and would “take track and field in Grenada to new heights”.“After 43 years, our maturity should enable us to put aside partisan politics and self-interest in the name of nation-building. When something is good for this country, we must put our hearts and minds into it – regardless of who initiates the idea,” Mitchell told a rally here Tuesday.“My administration has consistently called on everyone to understand this philosophy, and we have tried our best to demonstrate this example at every turn.“It is in that spirit, sisters and brothers, that the Government wholeheartedly supports the Grenada Invitational Track and Field event here in April.”The Invitational is set for April 8 at the National Stadium here and is expected to attract some of the world’s top athletes. Already, Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell has confirmed his participation.A private partnership initiative which has gained support from government, the Invitational is the first major international meet to be staged in the country, and Mitchell said this was reason enough to ensure the event was a success.“As patriots, we understand that the Invitational will take track and field in Grenada to new heights, and that we all will benefit; especially our young and upcoming sports personalities, who will have an opportunity to share the athletic stage in this first-class athletic stadium with some of the best in the world,” he pointed out.“Grenada will be showcased globally and for that we owe the Invitational and any other endeavour that is beneficial to Grenada, all the support that we can give, in the spirit of true nationalists.“Brothers and sisters, we are at the doorstep of a new Grenadian dawn.”The Local Organising Committee is expected to continue with its roll-out of participating athletes as the meet approaches.last_img read more

Sedgwick County inmate dies of natural causes in Sumner County Jail

first_imgSumner Newscow report — KAKE.com is reporting that an autopsy will be performed on a Sedgwick County inmate who died while being housed in Sumner County.A release from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department said the 59-year-old man was taken to a local hospital Tuesday morning where he was pronounced dead of apparent natural causes.The inmate’s identity has not been released. He was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail in June on two felony warrants.Sedgwick County Detention Facility has booked more than 18,000 people this year. This is the second inmate to die of natural causes while in sheriff’s custody in 2013. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Bel Wardle wins all-England play-off for Portuguese title

first_imgClick here for full scoresCaption: Bel Wardle with the Portuguese women’s amateur trophy © Filipe Guerra/GolfTattoo/FPG Tags: Bel Wardle, Portuguese, Women England’s Bel Wardle came from five shots off the lead to win the Portuguese women’s amateur championship in a play-off.The 18-year-old international caught and then beat fellow England player Annabell Fuller on the first play-off hole – the 18th – on the difficult West Cliffs course.“It’s amazing to win,” said Wardle, who was playing in her first competitive event of the year and adds this title to the English women’s and English girls’ open championships of 2017.Fuller, 15, took a three shot lead into the final round and Wardle was five behind her – but knew anything could happen. “This golf course throws everything at you, it is so tough. If you spray the ball left or right you are struggling to make a bogey.“I had no idea what anyone else was scoring but I just tried to keep myself as low as possible,” said Wardle, from Prestbury Golf Club in Cheshire. “Holes 16, 17 and 18 are really tough and I knew if I could hang in with some sort of score it would make those holes even tougher with the pressure.”In the final round, in which strong winds added to the challenge of the course, Wardle posted five-over 77 and declared herself: “100% happy. I was five-over through nine and heading in to the tougher nine, so I was so pleased to come back in level par.”It put her in the play-off after Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) tangled with a bush and double bogeyed the 18th in regulation play. “I was very, very nervous, I had never been in a play-off,” said Wardle. “But I had my friend Jess Hall on the bag, she was calming me down and we went through the strategy I had in place and just played the hole.”This was Wardle’s first competitive event since the World girls’ championship last September – and she was ready for it. “I have done a lot of work over the winter with my coach, Richard Green of Bramhall Golf Club. My swing was feeling great coming into the week and I just wanted to get back competing again. I have done all the practice, I just wanted to get out there.”The championship was a great showcase for England talent – with English players capturing not only the first two places, but also the Nations Cup. Annabell Fuller, Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) and Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland) combined to win the team prize. Lamb had her first hole in one during the championship and was eighth overall.center_img 27 Jan 2018 Bel Wardle wins all-England play-off for Portuguese title last_img read more