The main suspect in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole will be arraigned in a military tribunal in Guantanamo Bay on October 26, the Pentagon said. Saudi-born Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri allegedly planned and prepared the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen’s port of Aden on October 12, 2000, which killed 17 sailors and wounded 40 more. The assault by an explosives-laden skiff blew a 30-foot by 30-foot (10m by 10m) hole in the warship. US military prosecutors also accuse Nashiri of plotting an attempted strike on USS The Sullivans in Aden in January 2000, and of planning an attack on a French civilian oil tanker MV Limburg in the Gulf of Aden in 2002 that killed a Bulgarian crew member and caused 90,000 barrels of oil to spill. It is the first new case to go to trial at the Guantanamo Bay “war on terror” tribunal since President Barack Obama took office in 2009. Nashiri will be arraigned at a newly built court house at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, marking his first public appearance since his 2002 detention. By Dialogo October 06, 2011
Published on March 19, 2017 at 4:13 pm Eighth-seeded Syracuse (22-10, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) faces top-seeded Connecticut (33-0, 16-0 American Athletic) on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in Storrs, Connecticut. The two teams met last year in the national championship game, with UConn coming away victorious.Here are predictions from The Daily Orange beat writers on how the game will unfold.Matt FeldmanDéjà vuUConn 84, Syracuse 53UConn is an unstoppable force, and Syracuse is far from an immovable object. The Huskies have won 108-straight, and the Orange hasn’t done anything this season to prove it has what it takes to be the side that finally knocks off the Huskies. Redshirt senior Brittney Sykes and senior Alexis Peterson will struggle to get SU’s offense going, combining for a season-worst 25 points. The rest of the Orange contingent will barely make it into the box score at all. The Huskies are simply too good, and after Naismith Award finalists Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier have their way with the Orange in front of their home crowd in the Gampel Pavilion, UConn will rightfully cruise to the Sweet 16, and SU’s season will end the same way it did in 2016: a crushing loss to nation’s best team.Matthew GutierrezStorm in StorrsUConn 71, Syracuse 50AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Huskies get one step closer to a fifth straight national title with a sizable victory on their home floor. UConn’s seven skill players, each capable of eye-popping individual efforts, will be too much for Peterson and Co., which has proven all season its thin lineup isn’t built for short rest. Mastermind Geno Auriemma lost his best three players to the draft and Syracuse may sneak to within 10 around halftime, but no one is better than Connecticut.Tomer LangerJust too muchUConn 77, Syracuse 62To have any chance of winning, Syracuse would have to put together a near-perfect four quarters. They’ve shown flashes — the Orange played three fantastic quarters against national powerhouse Notre Dame earlier this year and looked phenomenal against Iowa State in the first quarter yesterday — but hasn’t put anything together for a full game. If SU can maintain that high-level of play against the best team in basketball, it has a chance. But it’s going to be really hard to do that. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Rugby action at Kampala’s international Kyadondo ground. PHOTOS MEDIAPROSome players have endured extraordinary conditions in far-flung outposts of the rugby world — Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda. “They played on a pitch one day with electric cables running straight down the middle. The ref said if it hits the cable, we’ll put down a scrum.”Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Siua Maile was working as a roofer in Christchurch when he got a call from Tonga’s national rugby team: they needed a hooker. Three weeks later, he was playing against the All Blacks.Maile is one of dozens of soldiers, accountants, students and even vets that are not full-time professionals at the Rugby World Cup — harking back to the game’s cherished amateur origins.Samoan flanker Chris Vui is a painter. Fiji’s number eight Viliame Mata was working as a joiner before being spotted by the country’s sevens coach and winning Olympic gold in 2016. Teammate Mosese Voka is a fireman, while Namibia’s PJ van Lill is a dentist.The lower-ranked teams are dotted with players who have to earn their crust off the field, with many of them making significant financial sacrifices to feature in Japan — a far cry from the comfortable salaries enjoyed by the richer nations.“I would say 15 to 20 players made themselves unavailable. We can’t pay our players much,” coach Toutai Kefu told Britain’s Daily Mail, revealing they are paid “about $600 per week” during the tournament.Assistant coach Dan Cron revealed that they discovered Maile via Facebook.“I know that sounds funny, but it’s much what it is,” he told local media in New Zealand. “We had a hooking crisis when we were in Tonga and we had to find one.”“He met us when we landed at Auckland Airport, but no one knew what he looked like.”Thrown into the deep end during Tonga’s 92-7 obliteration at the hands of World Champions the All Blacks, the new dad did enough to win a place on the plane to Japan.– ‘Pay to play’ –It’s not just the poor Pacific Island nations that have to make do on a shoestring. During a Japanese national team tour to England, it emerged the amateur players were getting a daily allowance of just 2,000 yen ($19).Uruguay fly-half Felipe Berchesi is one of the lucky ones, with a professional contract in France for Dax, but he says that some of his amateur teammates struggle.“You have to be crazy to play rugby in Uruguay. You have to really want to play. They are mad,” Berchesi told AFP.“You have to pay to play here. They train in the evenings or morning, after or before work,” he added.Matchday appearance fees allow some of the players to spend a bit less time at work and more time playing, but many players still face a battle to make ends meet, he said.“Our federation is not very rich. We make do with the resources we have,” said Berchesi, with rugby massively outgunned by football in a country that worships the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani.Ugandan players try to stop a Namibian player in recent action.The Namibia team that put up a brave fight against Six Nations side Italy, even taking the lead, have only a handful of professional players.“We’ve trained in the morning and at night and their recovery sessions have been in their lunch break for some of them,” said defence coach Dale McIntosh.McIntosh said some of his players have endured extraordinary conditions in far-flung outposts of the rugby world — Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda.“They played on a pitch one day with electric cables running straight down the middle. The ref said if it hits the cable, we’ll put down a scrum.“I’ve never heard of that. No one has heard of that.”Share on: WhatsApp
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t spend a lot of time focusing on the big picture. He prefers to stay attuned to the little one. It’s why he tries to divide each season into 12 separate but equal tests, one no more important than another.Yet Narduzzi also understands he’s not a perpetually plugged in 20-year-old player. Which is why he hasn’t felt the need to remind the Panthers (3-4, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) where they’re at heading into the stretch run.“They all have cellphones, look at the standings, I’m sure, besides other things on Twitter, the internet,” Narduzzi said Monday. “They understand where they are. I don’t have to emphasize it.”A painful 19-14 loss at unbeaten Notre Dame on Oct. 13 was an emotional blow but inflicted no real damage on Pitt’s long-term goals. The Panthers are still right in the thick of things in the crowded ACC Coastal Division race, tied in the loss column with Virginia and Miami and one game ahead of Duke (5-2, 1-2), which visits Heinz Field on Saturday.Of course, one misstep and none of it matters. Pitt’s margin for error is thin. Very thin.“After a week, if you don’t get your job done, standings don’t mean as much,” Narduzzi said.Narduzzi spent the team’s off week assessing areas that need work while allowing there is no one unit that is above reproach.The Panthers gave up at least 37 points to North Carolina, Central Florida and Syracuse, then kept the Fighting Irish in check on the road. The offense has looked balanced at times and totally ineffective trying to pass the ball at others. The special teams have been a mixed bag. Kicker Alex Kessman booted two 50-plus yard field goals in an overtime victory against the Orange , then missed a pair of short kicks against Notre Dame that could have provided the difference, and a fake punt attempt late against the Irish went awry when backup quarterback Jeff George Jr. threw incomplete on fourth down in the fourth quarter.George’s botched shot at a trick play may have served as a microcosm of his team’s erratic season. Narduzzi allowed that George probably should have just kicked the ball when nothing developed, but George wanted to try to make something happen.“That’s our fault as coaches,” Narduzzi said. “We didn’t coach that good enough. If he’s not doing it (right), it’s because we didn’t make him do it.”Narduzzi appointed George — who transferred to Pitt in August after a brief stopover at Michigan following three years at Illinois — the second-string quarterback behind Kenny Pickett. There does not appear, however, to be any sort of controversy in the offing. The starting job remains Pickett’s as Narduzzi searches for ways to get going a passing game ranked 117th in the nation to complement a running game that’s been effective behind seniors Qadree Ollison and Darrin Hall.“First thing is we’re going to stand on the run,” Narduzzi said. “That’s what we do well right now. We’re going to run the football and set the pass up with the run. That’s Pittsburgh to begin with. That’s tough football. We certainly have to throw the ball better than we are, period.”Pitt is 125th in yards per completion (9.54). Only Indiana, Texas-San Antonio, Rutgers and Northern Illinois have a harder time getting the ball down the field. Narduzzi wouldn’t mind a more aggressive approach by offensive coordinator Shawn Watson but also doesn’t believe the Panthers need to start chucking it deep just to do that.“It’s a little bit of everything, period,” Narduzzi said. “It’s 11 guys out there. It’s protection, feeling comfortable. Who is in the game at receiver? Are they making plays? Are they open on time? It’s a lot.”___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Pittsburgh running back Qadree Ollison (30) runs for a touchdown run during the first quarter of an NCAA football game against Syracuse, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beck’s, the largest family-owned retail seed company in the United States, is proud to announce a partnership with the country music band, The Henningsens, on their latest single “Why I Farm”. Beck’s Why I Farm Movement has inspired thousands, including The Henningsens, with its mission to honor the American farmer. As a way to thank farmers, Beck’s is sponsoring free downloads of “Why I Farm” for a limited time to those that support the Why I Farm Movement.“We’re thrilled to continue honoring the American farmer through this unique relationship,” said Scott Beck, president of Beck’s. “As a seventh-generation Illinois farm family, The Henningsens background allows the group to vividly tell the story of the American farmer in a unique way, through lyrics. It’s not only their personal experiences, but those of every farmer.”Since 2013, Beck’s Why I Farm movement has honored 20 farmers by sharing their personal, heartfelt stories of dedication, passion and triumph. Reaching more than 2.7 million people, Beck’s Why I Farm movement has gained fans and followers from across the globe.The Henningsens are a country music trio consisting of Brian Henningsen (bass, guitar and vocals), his son Aaron (guitar and vocals), and daughter Clara (lead vocals and guitar). The trio debuted with a self-titled EP album that included hit, “American Beautiful” in 2013 after touring with Brad Paisley and writing “You Lie” and “All Your Life” for The Band Perry.“People don’t realize the time, heartache, energy, money, and most of all the risk it takes to bring food to your grocery store,” said Brian Henningsen, of The Henningsens. “We hope this song will help bring that image to life for consumers.”In addition, Beck’s and The Henningsens have scheduled six live concerts around the Midwest as part of the Why I Farm Mini-Tour.Illinois State Fair | August 17, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. | Farm Bureau StageIndiana State Fair | August 21, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. | Hank FM Free StageBecknology™ Days | August 28- 29 | President’s Message at Beck’s headquartersFarm Progress Show | September 1-2 | 1:00 p.m. each day | Beck’s Booth 2061 at the corner of West Progress Avenue and Iowa Progress StreetNational FFA Convention | October 29 at 1:00 p.m. | Talent StageOhio Young Ag Professionals Conference | January 29 at 9:00 p.m.For your free download of the “Why I Farm” song, a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the “Why I Farm” song, upcoming concert information, and additional information about the Why I Farm movement, visit www.whyifarm.com.
Facebook’s addition of the Want button is a most likely, wise move to bolster its advertising efforts. And its new Collections button helps it confront the Pinterest threat head on. But are either good for members?The buttons debuted earlier this month and closely foilowed Facebook’s decision to make it easier to send gifts within the social network. It appears Facebook wants to mediate online purchases, taking a cut of the action.Facebook is evaluating all upgrades, looking to see if each is a pure monetization play. PUre revenue moves help Facebook members least, usually. But in the case of the three new buttons, they may benefit. The buttons are advertising strategies, but they may decrease the ads appearing on newsfeeds.Diane Buzzeo, CEO and founder of e-commerce software maker Ability Commerce, said that if they are implemented carefully, Gifts and Collections may help Facebook ads be less intrusive.“Facebook’s new approach of seamlessly integrating its new features, Gifts and Collections, into the social-networking experience may lead to a more successful outcome, while decreasing the platform’s reliance on advertisements in the process,” Buzzeo said. “Facebook (is) resetting the standards for how retailers sell online.” The new strategy bears watching, she said.Still An Advertising CompanyI first approached this post as a look at whether Facebook is considering a fight with Amazon by moving retail advertising. But the answer from the five social-media and digital-advertising experts I talked to was a resounding “no.”If anything, Gifts, Collections and Want solidify Facebook as an advertising platform.“The Collections model looks much more like a social-media advertising model than a pure commerce play,” said Scott Forshay, a strategist specializing in mobile and emerging technologies for tech consulting firm Acquity Group.Forshay said, “It seems a much less intrusive and awkward mechanism for spreading brand communications since the community effectively spreads the message, as opposed to the current strategy of injecting advertising into users’ newsfeeds.”In other words, you are always going to see ads in Facebook. Now, however, the ads may be disguised as shared content or, at the very least, should be more relevant. It’s up to individuals about whether repackaged ads is a good thing, but my instinct says most understand that Facebook needs to make money to survive. More-relevant ads may seem like the lesser of all evils for the ad-conscious. Tags:#Facebook#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts dave copeland Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…
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The monsoon continued to bedevil commuters as intense showers lashed Pune city and district along with other parts of western Maharashtra in the past 48 hours.Heavy downpours coupled with thunder from late on Monday evening and throughout Tuesday led to waterlogging and traffic snarls in a number of areas in the city and its suburbs.According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), more rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms was expected in parts of the State on Thursday and the intensity was expected to reduce by the end of September 27.The city’s Shivajinagar area received more than 46 mm rainfall in a single hour during the intervening night between Monday and Tuesday. The area received another 87.3 mm rainfall between Tuesday and Wednesday, while the Pashan area received 71.8 mm rainfall during the same time.“Despite the retreat of the monsoon at hand, there have been robust bouts of rain. The midnight showers of Monday and Tuesday are the result of a local instability generated by a rise in the daytime temperature,” said Dr. Anupam Kashyapi, head, Weather & Air Pollution Monitoring Unit, IMD.He said rising temperatures and high moisture levels during the day gave way for convective activities in the night, which led to heavy showers accompanied by prolonged lightning.People working in the Hinejwadi IT Park area had a nightmarish ride back home on Tuesday and Wednesday owing to tremendous waterlogging at the Sayaji pass, causing traffic to crawl.Given the sheer intensity of rain, there were reports of trees toppling in some parts of the city. Other parts of western Maharashtra, including some tehsils in Satara, Sangli and Ahmednagar districts, too, were hit by steady spells of rain.