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first_imgIS IT TRUE last week the Clinton Foundation confirmed it accepted a $1 million gift from Qatar while Hillary Clinton was U.S. Secretary of State ?   …this happened without informing the State Department? … this also happened after Hillary Clinton promised to let the State Department review new or significantly increased support from foreign governments?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

first_img One of the Mexican men captured might be connected to the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the largest drug organizations in Mexico, the Ministry said in a statement. Ecuador, traditionally considered a transit country for drugs headed towards the United States and Europe, confiscated about 42 tons of drugs, the majority of which was cocaine, in 2012, compared to 26 tons in 2011, and 18 tons in 2010. By Dialogo May 09, 2013 The vessel sailed through Ecuadorean waters and it could not be reached by the country’s National Navy units, according to the Ministry. Three crew members who identified themselves as Mexican nationals were on board, and set the ship on fire with the drugs on board after being discovered. The seizure might be related to a case of a Mexican-flagged ship that was carrying four tons of cocaine, and which was intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard in international waters near Mexico, according to information given by Ecuador to the DEA. center_img The operation, called ‘Aluvión,’ was carried out in the provinces of Guayas and El Oro – on the Peruvian border – and also produced the arrest of five Ecuadorean nationals and the seizure of $277,000, stated the Ministry of Interior. After operation ‘Aluvión’, which included the seizure of the Mexican vessel with four tons of cocaine, Ecuadorean Minister of Interior José Serrano told the press that his country has seized 15 tons of drugs so far in 2013. On May 7, Ecuadorean authorities seized 457 kg of cocaine, which possibly belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel, during an operation where they arrested four Mexican nationals. last_img read more

first_imgAsif plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and the club tweeted out a message of condolence for the player. “ISLU family pays its deepest condolences to @AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Asif & his family. Asif is a great example of strength and courage. He is an inspiration to us,” the club tweeted.Asif Ali made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2018 and also his Twenty20 International debut against West Indies in the same year. In 16 ODIs, Asif has scored 342 runs at an average of 31.09 and a strike-rate of 131. The right-hander has also played in 20 Twenty20 Internationals and has a strike-rate of close to 140.In fact, the world came to know about the Asif’s daughter’s condition during the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Dean Jones, the former Australia cricketer and coach of Islamabad United, broke down in a press conference when he said, “Asif has got a very sick child. Media has to be wary. She is a good kid.” Unable to control his tears, Jones walked off the press conference. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan lost the five-match ODI series 0-4 to England.Asif Ali made his ODI and T20I debut in 2018 for Pakistan.Asif Ali plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League. New Delhi: Asif Ali was a bright spot in the Pakistan cricket team during their disastrous five-match series against England which Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side lost 0-4. He smashed 51 and 52 in the ODIs in Southampton and Bristol and held the middle order together. In the final match, he chipped in with 22 but Pakistan lost the Leeds game by 54 runs. However, the 27-year-old from Faisalabad has been forced to return back home after the death of his two-year-old daughter, Noor Fatima due to cancer. Asif was not selected in the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but before leaving for England, he had tweeted that he was sending his daughter to the US for treatment and asked his fans to pray for her recovery.“My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to the US for her treatment. A big shout out to @usembislamabad and @USCGLahore for issuing the visa to us within an hour. Special thanks to Mike, Elizabeth, Tanveer & @TalhaAisham Bhai. Keep my princess in your Duas!,” Asif Ali tweeted on April 22.last_img read more

first_img Published on March 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm BUFFALO—Kris Joseph raced at the basket, noticing who was right in front of him. Standing in the paint was his older brother Maurice Joseph, in prime position to get posterized.     The elder Joseph didn’t turn around as Kris slammed home a massive dunk in the second half, saving himself from being a highlight on ESPN. Kris wasn’t done with the play, though. As he ran back, he steered toward his older brother, to finish the message.      ‘I didn’t talk any trash, I just stared him down a little bit just having a little fun with it,’ Kris said. ‘He didn’t want to look back because he knew you get dunked on by your little brother, you don’t really want to look him in the eye.’      The Joseph brothers played against each other for the first time in their collegiate career, with Kris’ Syracuse squad defeating Maurice’s Vermont team, 79-56. The younger Joseph outperformed his brother on the night with eight points and eight rebounds, compared to seven and three from Maurice, while ending Maurice’s collegiate career with the Orange victory.      ‘I would love to see my brother go further into the tournament, but it’s just luck of the draw he had to play us first and we had to do what we had to do and that’s win the game,’ Kris said. ‘His career is over, I’m sure he’s going to keep working out and I wish for the best for him in anything he does in his next step or his next plans.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text      As luck would have it, the Joseph brothers were announced in succession during the introductions. Maurice waited at half court for his little brother, embracing Kris and saying a few words before tapping him on his head. Kris said his mother, Eartha Rigsby, was in the stands wearing a shirt saying, ‘Welcome to the Jo-Bro show or something.’      During the game, the cordiality was gone. The brothers banged against each other at different points, and when it was all done, Kris walked off the court for a second-round date with Gonzaga Sunday afternoon.      ‘As soon as we got on the court it was over,’ Joseph said. ‘Vermont vs. Syracuse. We were both trying to get a win for our respective teams and luckily enough we came out on top with this one.’Triche finds his shot Through most of Big East play, Brandon Triche has played second fiddle to Scoop Jardine. Stuck in a multi-month funk, he has remained the starter but has also struggled to stay on the court. Against Vermont, he regained his confidence with three 3-pointers in the second half to spark Syracuse’s offense in 23 minutes of action. Prior to Friday, he had only played 20-plus minutes in two of his last nine games. But after head coach Jim Boeheim instructed him to set his feet before shooting, Triche stepped up.‘He went out and, you know, he listened,’ Boeheim said. ‘Amazing. He’s a good player. We need him to play good.’For stretches, Triche and Jardine played simultaneously. With Arinze Onuaku’s return still unknown, the trend may grow. Both saw a healthy amount of minutes and delivered. Triche had gone nine straight games without scoring in double-figures. Now, Syracuse needs him to be more of a scorer. The newfound confidence is rooted in practice. Seeing the results is satisfying. Against the Catamounts, Triche shed a layer of tentativeness. ‘Just being aggressive,’ Triche said. ‘It starts in practice. I’m gaining confidence just going to the basket and making shots. I’m just trying to translate it to the game.Riley steps inAfter DaShonte Riley’s first appearance, a quick three-minute cameo, he took his spot on the bench between a pair of assistant coaches. Arinze Onuaku leaned over to give the freshman some advice and the maturation continued. SU hopes its quick.If Syracuse is going to last in the Tournament, it needs the freshman to grow up in a hurry. In Friday’s blowout, the Orange didn’t need much. Riley grabbed two rebounds, dished two assists and didn’t score in 12 minutes.‘It was my first game back,’ Riley said. ‘You can practice a lot but there’s nothing like that game environment. Just getting accustomed to that.’Riley saw some of Gonzaga’s win over Florida State, glimpses of their two seven-footers. There’s little time to relax for the raw big man.‘They’re a pretty good team so we’ll have to get prepared tomorrow. We can’t underestimate. We need to do what we need to do.’This and that      Syracuse and Vermont are now 1-1 all-time, with both wins coming in the NCAA Tournament….Vermont won the turnover battle, 16 to 9…Syracuse had 24 assists and shot 10-of-22 from 3…James Southerland had four points, shooting 2-for-2 from the floor….Syracuse played 11 players in the game….Syracuse made 9-of-11 free throws in the game…Syracuse and Gonzaga have never played…Only one higher-seeded team in the West Regional lost, No. 4 Vanderbilt…Syracuse is one of four Big East (West Virginia, Villanova, Pittsburgh) teams still remaining…The Big 12 has the most teams left in the tournament with five. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

first_img Published on November 28, 2012 at 3:00 am Contact Jacob: [email protected] | @Jacob_Klinger_ Facebook Twitter Google+ The magic number is 3,000.If the Syracuse Silver Knights can get that many paying customers to each of their 13 home games at the Oncenter War Memorial Arena, the team becomes profitable. The future then becomes more certain and more promising for professional soccer in the city of Syracuse.“If every soccer person just went to one game, any person that had anything to do with soccer,” Silver Knights President and head coach Tommy Tanner said, “you know, a kid playing soccer or played in the men’s league or played in the coed league, went to one game, we’d sell out all 13 home games.”But with an operating budget between $500,000 and $600,000, getting “more butts in the seats” is an exercise in indirect marketing. Billboards and TV commercials are out of the question for the Silver Knights. They’re too expensive. If the Silver Knights don’t reach that magic number of 3,000, though, they run the risk of joining their outdoor predecessors, the Syracuse Salty Dogs, and hundreds of other now-defunct teams in the graveyard of American soccer clubs.The Silver Knights front office aimed to sell about 750 season tickets for this season. Current sales are at about 460, said Nick Michalkow, director of group sales and fan services. The team originally planned to raise $500,000 through shares in the Syracuse Pro Sports Group, LLC. Shares are still available, but Vice President of Sales and Marketing Allen Laventure said he could not comment on the number sold.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo the four-man, full-time front office staff has no choice but to get creative, save costs and hope fans show up.“For us it’s not about the 13 home games, it’s about being active and in the community 365 days a year,” Laventure said.On Black Friday, that meant sending the team to ring bells and work the donation kettle at Destiny USA. Other nights it means the team’s jersey color changes for a cause. And in an attempt to reach out to children and families, the Silver Knights carry out a three-part school assembly program known as the Knights’ Code, in which players speak to students about health and wellness, diversity and the dangers of bullying.“It’s being involved in the community where people are saying, ‘Wow, these guys are doing a lot, we see them everywhere,’” Laventure said. “And that’s one of the things that we’ve been fortunate of when I talk to sponsors they’re like, ‘Oh my gosh I was at this run’ or ‘My son came home with a worksheet from you guys.’”The Silver Knights are not bogged down by the same financial troubles that doomed the Salty Dogs, which were also part-owned by Pete Ramin, who is now a Silver Knights co-owner and vice president of operations.The Salty Dogs performed well at the gate, drawing the third-highest attendance in the 16-team USL First Division (USL-1) in 2004 despite splitting home games between P&C Stadium — now Alliance Bank Stadium — and Liverpool High School.But mere entry into the league cost $500,000, with $300,000 going toward a territory fee to the Rochester Raging Rhinos and $200,000 paid directly as a league fee. The high startup costs, in addition to a pricey lease agreement with P&C Stadium, caused the team to bleed money and cease operations in October 2004 after just two seasons.By contrast, in late 2009, USL-1 Senior Director Chris Economides reached out to Tanner about bringing a franchise  to Syracuse. There was no territory fee despite the eventual presence of another Rochester club, the Lancers. Instead of the $200,000 league fee that the Syracuse Pro Sports Group paid for the Salty Dogs, Syracuse Pro Sports, LLC, only paid a $50,000 fee for the Silver Knights franchise.Tanner and Michalkow estimated the Salty Dogs’ operating costs are $1.2 million. And while the Silver Knights’ are about half that, the second-year franchise must expand its fan base to thrive.“We definitely missed a couple markets last year,” said Michalkow, who is in his first year with the franchise.He and Laventure pointed to the Latino — 8.3 percent of the city’s population — and young adult demographics as areas of weakness for the club. So this year, the Silver Knights are writing game stories for CNY Latino.The Silver Knights also continue to push for Syracuse University students to attend games as Laventure reaches out to students in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.“I think that college students, if they came and saw a game, would actually enjoy themselves,” he said. “Getting them off the Hill has been our biggest challenge.”Ultimately the Silver Knights target families as the foundation of their fan base. Laventure worked for the Syracuse Crunch, now the Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate, from 1994 to 2000 as an account executive and director of youth hockey programs. Game days for the Crunch in those days mirror what the Silver Knights are attempting to create now: loud music, families and an overall party atmosphere.In 2004, when Tanner was still playing for the financially spiraling Salty Dogs, he attended his first Crunch game. He immediately thought “this would be a perfect place for indoor soccer.”The Silver Knights front office still sees hope in the Crunch model.“Our thought process was, ‘Let’s get people hooked on the event and they’ll come back,’” Laventure said. “And now you look 18 years later and the Crunch is — people who were kids then, well now those kids are now taking their kids.“So essentially they’ve instantaneously doubled their audience and their appeal because they have three generations going to their games instead of just two.”The front office is banking on keeping costs low, filling seats and getting the franchise off the ground and into year three, a milestone the Salty Dogs never reached.“I’ve never heard of one person not enjoying one of our games,” Tanner said. “You know, go to the game and go ‘That sucks, that’s not what I expected.’ Usually they say ‘That’s not what I expected, it was a lot better.’” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool star Raheem Sterling proved in the 2-1 win over Southampton he can go some way to compensating for the loss of Luis Suarez, according to Reds hero Ray Houghton.Brendan Rodgers has been left with the unenviable task of figuring out how to replace Suarez’s 31 Premier League goals from last season, after the Uruguayan joined Barcelona in a £75million move earlier this summer.But against the Saints, Sterling – who scored nine goals in 33 league games last season – looked up to the challenge, breaking the deadlock with a cool finish and setting up Daniel Sturridge for the winner.And Houghton believes the 19-year-old, plus the likes of Jordan Henderson and Sturridge, will need to improve if they are to go one better than last season and win the Premier League.“They’re going to have to do that [improve] because they’ve lost their main player in Suarez,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“They’re going to have to compensate for that in other ways. Others are going to have to step up and take more responsibility in that final third to score more goals.“Certainly we saw that with Sterling yesterday. He showed signs he‘s going to be a real threat. I think he’s going have a fantastic season. He’s got real ability, he’s really settled down now and he’s understanding his position in the side.“I think he’s going to be there week in, week out, he’s not going to be just a bit part player for them, he’s going to be a main player for them. I think that’s going to be very important for Liverpool.”last_img read more