Naroda Gamm massacre: Deadline set for Maya Kodnani’s defence

first_imgThe special trial court, conducting the trial in the Naroda Gamm massacre case during the 2002 riots, has asked former Gujarat minister and key accused Maya Kodnani to get BJP President Amit Shah to testify in her favour as defence witness by next Tuesday.While asking the accused to ensure that the witness testifies by September 12, the court said there will be no further adjournment of the case.In her application on Friday, Ms. Kodnani said since Mr. Shah is not “reachable” due to his busy schedule and constant mobility, “It is difficult to decide as to which address the summons be served to him.”Ms. Kodnani, who was convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, in which 97 persons belonging to the minority community were killed, is a key accused in the Naroda Gaam massacre case, involving the brutal murder of 11 persons, also during the 2002 riots.Also read: 28 years for Maya Kodnani, Bajrangi to spend entire life in prisonShe had sought time till September 12, 2017 while Special judge P.B. Desai had granted time till September 8 for her to bring Mr. Shah to testify as defence witness.During the hearing, Ms. Kodnani urged the court to allow her to bring Mr Shah and 13 others as her witnesses to testify that she was not present at the site when the massacre was carried out.Among the 14 persons she listed as witnesses, 12 including her husband have already testified in her favour. Mr Shah is the last listed defence witness in her trial; all others have been cross-examined by the court.Verdict deferredIn a separate case, the Gujarat High Court has again deferred its verdict on Zakia Jafri’s challenge to an SIT court granting a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others in a criminal conspiracy related to the 2002 riots.last_img read more

Herndon comfortable at Star: ‘I feel I belong here’

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Herndon wasted no time acclimating himself with the Purefoods franchise, blending well with mainstays Peter June Simon, Mark Barroca, and Marc Pingris.READ: Herndon motivated to play alongside league’s top guardsAdding to his comfort is these veterans’ jovial vibe, saying, “They’re veterans but they like to have fun and bring that cool aspect.”Still, Herndon knows that work is just getting started, and with coach Chito Victolero known as a defensive tactician, he expects the grind to go up a level in the coming days.“It’s been a lot of offense so far in the first week, but I know that the focus here is defense. We’re just getting a hang of some of the plays, but when we start on defense, that’s where we pick the intensity up,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two weeks after last fight, Iniong faces Yamaguchi in ONE Singapore card Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Robbie Herndon. Photo by Randolph B. Leongson/ INQUIRER.netRobbie Herndon couldn’t be happier being a part of Star.The Fil-Am swingman admitted that he liked the Hotshots even before the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft, and after one week of training with the team, his expectations were matched.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s weddingcenter_img View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READ QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games “I’m good. I feel comfortable,” he said. “I love the players and I love the coaches because they’re very welcoming. They’re all nice and the veterans give me good advice. I feel I belong here and I’m happy to be here.”READ: GlobalPort ships Robbie Herndon to Star in 3-on-1 swapFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTaken sixth overall by GlobalPort in the recent annual rookie selection, Herndon quickly found his way to Star as he was traded, together with third rounder Gian Abrigo, for Lervin Flores, Joseph Gabayni, and Julian Sargent on draft night.He agreed to a two-year deal on Friday. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

Homecoming Driver Gets Life In Prison

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Adacia Chambers recently received her sentencing, and as expected it results in her receiving life behind bars for killing four people in the 2015 Homecoming parade in Stillwater.Adacia Chambers has pleaded no contest to four second-degree murder charges and 39 counts of assault and battery in a January 10 court hearing.The driver of the vehicle that struck the 2015 Sea of Orange Parade in Stillwater agreed to four concurrent life sentences in prison and 10 years for each assault and battery charge.Stillwater District Attorney Laura Austin Thomas said after the hearing Chambers will not have the opportunity for parole until she is 72. [O’Colly]This was the expected ending to this whole ordeal all along. Chambers could have undergone a lengthy trial but accepted this plea deal instead.“If only I could change the past. My prayers are always with the victims,” Chambers said in court according to CBS News. “I was suffering from psychosis that day.”last_img read more

Rudolph, Washington Among 85 Named to Maxwell Watch List

first_img2009Colt McCoyTexas OSUBig 12FRRB1320611425.56 2016Lamar JacksonLouisville 2003Eli ManningOle Miss 2004Jason WhiteOklahoma To the surprise of … nobody … James Washington and Mason Rudolph were placed on a list with 83 other college football players as candidates for the Maxwell Award. This award is presented annually to the college player of the year by the Maxwell Football Club.OSU is one of just 17 schools in the country represented by multiple players on the list, including four from the Big 12 Conference. The Big 12 players nominated include:Shane Buchele (QB, Texas)Orlando Brown (OL, Oklahoma)Jacob Park (QB, Iowa State)Chris Warren III (RB, Texas)Connor Williams (OL, Texas)Jesse Ertz (QB, Kansas State)Justin Crawford (RB, West Virginia)Will Grier (QB, West Virginia)Kyle Hicks (RB, TCU)Baker Mayfield (QB, Oklahoma)Mason Rudolph (QB, Oklahoma State)James Washington (WR, Oklahoma State)AdChoices广告Past winners of the award align fairly closely with the Heisman. Barry Sanders won a Maxwell in 1988, but no OSU player has won it since then. Here are the last 17 winners. 2011Andrew LuckStanford 2013A.J. McCarronAlabama 2014Marcus MariotaOregon 2010Cam NewtonAuburn 2008Tim TebowFlorida While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. 2006Brady QuinnNotre Dame TCUBig 12JRRB1320310425.112center_img 2002Larry JohnsonPenn State 2012Manti Te’oNotre Dame 2015Derrick HenryAlabama 2007Tim TebowFlorida 2000Drew BreesPurdue SchoolConfClassPosGamesRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TD YearPlayerSchool 2001Ken DorseyMiami (FL) 2005Vince YoungTexas WVUBig 12JRRB1316311847.34 Granted, Hicks catches a lot of passes, but Hill was just as good if not better on the ground last year. PFB got a vote for the preseason All-Big 12 team, and even though we’re more biased than a minivan full of soccer moms, we went with Hill and Crawford as our first team. To be honest, Hicks didn’t even come up.Semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced Oct. 30, 2017. Three finalists for the award will be unveiled Nov. 20, 2017. The winner of the 2017 Maxwell Award will be announced as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards Show held on Dec. 7, 2017.No surprises here! Mason Rudolph and James Washington have been named to the watch list for the 2017 Maxwell Award! #okstate #MA2ON— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) July 10, 2017 Watch lists are the Whose Line Is It Anyway of college football to me, BUT how about Kyle Hicks and Justin Crawford being on here and not Justice Hill? Let’s look at their stats from last year.last_img read more

Report: Swansea 2 Sheff Wed 0

first_imgSwansea City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0: Ayew and Dyer see Swans into quarters Dom Farrell 06:00 28/2/2018 NathanDyerJordanAyew - cropped Getty Images Swansea won a third consecutive FA Cup replay as second-half goals from Jordan Ayew and Nathan Dyer put paid to Sheffield Wednesday. Jordan Ayew came off the bench to help Swansea City past injury-hit Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 and into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.Following a goalless initial encounter at Hillsborough, Tuesday’s return was another cagey encounter and Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal saw his Premier League side create little of note during the first half versus his former employers.But Swansea’s top scorer Ayew came on at the interval and poached his ninth of the season before Nathan Dyer quashed Wednesday’s dwindling hopes 10 minutes from time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them 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 A 4-1 thrashing at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday put Swansea back in the Premier League relegation zone and they were arguably second best in the first half at the Liberty Stadium.Kristoffer Nordfeldt parried Jacob Butterfield’s swerving shot from outside the area just before the half hour and the Swansea keeper reacted sharply to keep out Jordan Rhodes’ diving header from Lucas Joao’s cross.Sam Clucas’ improvised overhead kick was as close as Swansea came before the break and they were grateful for Nordfeldt’s assured handling after the marauding Joao cut inside Kyle Bartley9 – Swansea City are unbeaten in the previous nine competitive games in which Jordan Ayew has scored for them (W7 D2 L0). Charmed. — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 27, 2018 Carvalhal elected to send on Martin Olsson and Ayew in a double change that paid dividends when Tom Carroll’s 55th-minute drive remarkably struck both posts, leaving the Ghana international to snaffle the rebound.Dyer ensured a home tie against either Tottenham or Rochdale in round six when he sprung the Wednesday offside trap – a VAR referral fell in the winger’s favour – to slide home Tammy Abraham’s pass.last_img read more

LIVE: Belgium vs Tunisia

first_imgWorld Cup Belgium vs Tunisia: Live blog, text commentary, line-ups, stream & TV channel Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 14:45 6/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Eden Hazard Belgium 2018 World Cup Getty Images World Cup Belgium v Tunisia Tunisia Belgium The Red Devils delivered a routine victory over Panama in their opening game and they will aim to build on that display What an incredible game – the highest-scoring so far – in which Belgium showed their quality and attacking prowess, and could easily have scored more! Hazard and Lukaku grabbed two apiece, before substitute Batshuayi eventually made it five, although he could have had four to himself! Tunisia hit two of their won through Bronn and Khazri, leaving question marks over Belgium’s defending, but were simply overrun by the superior quality of their opponents. It finishes 5-2 to Belgium in one of the most entertaining games of the tournament! Romelu Lukaku Eden Hazard Belgium 2018 World CupFULL-TIME: BELGIUM 5-2 TUNISIA Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar 90+3 mins: GOAL! TUNISIA MAKE IT 5-2! Out of nowhere again, Nagguez bombs forward from right-back and cuts the ball back towards Khazri, who guides the ball into the far corner on the swivel. Lax defending from Belgium though, as Carrasco has switched off and the back three were all static. They felt the game was over and done with. 90+2 mins: MISS! Batshuayi charges at goal, and has Tielemans in support, but he ignores the run of his team-mate and tries to lash a shot in on his left foot after working a yard, but he drags it wide! Tielemans is not happy, having assisted the striker just minutes earlier. 90 mins: GOAL! IT’S 5-1 NOW! Batshuayi finally gets his goal! Tielemans puts in an absolute peach of a ball from the right that the striker throws himself at, turning the ball into the corner with his left foot!89 mins: Tielemans takes a corner deep to the edge of the box, but it’s hooked away by a defender and the danger was minimal. 88 mins: Belgium are playing the ball around comfortably now, under minimal pressure from Tunisia. Can either side grab one last goal here? 86 mins: Impressive youngster Tielemans, who plies his trade at Monaco, replaces Mertens in Belgium’s final change. He will play just in front of Witsel and Fellaini, leaving De Bruyne in support of Batshuayi.85 mins: Meunier tries to loft the ball forward for Batshuayi , but it’s a little too heavy and it runs out for a goal-kick. 83 mins: The Dortmund striker, on loan from Chelsea, is cutting a very frustrated figure out here. He could easily have had a hat-trick, but he’s still yet to find the back of the net.81 mins: SAVE! Batshuayi simply cannot score! De Bruyne does excellently down the left, beating his man and crossing superbly for Batshuayi, whose powerful, left-footed volley from inside the box is kept out by Ben Mustapha! 80 mins: CROSSBAR! How has Batshuayi not scored?! Carrasco cuts inside from the left and lashes a powerful shot at goal that Ben Mustapha fumbles, but Batshuayi, latching onto the loose ball, somehow rattles it off the crossbar and out from six yards!! 77 mins: Khaoui is down with cramp as Tunisian legs begin to tire. They’ve worked hard today, but to no avail. 76 mins: OFF THE LINE! Batshuayi finally gets onto a Mertens through-ball ahead of Ben Mustapha, rounding him and bobbling a strike at an open goal, but Meriah shows incredible desire to get back and clear it off the line! Batshuayi had to score there though. 75 mins: SAVE! Ben Mustapha charges out of his box to deal with a pass in behind for Batshuayi, and has to be careful not to use his hands as he slides to intercept, using his chest instead! 74 mins: Mertens is flagged for offside after the ball is won high up the field. He was in a good position there. 72 mins: Vertonghen is holding his head after a clash when competing for a ball into the box, and is taken to the sidelines for a quick check. He looks as though he will be okay to continue though. 71 mins: Mertens plays the ball over the top for Batshuayi to chase in behind, but the flag goes up for offside. That was a tight call. Eden Hazard Belgium 2018 World Cup70 mins: Khaoui sees Khazri’s free-kick headed out to him, but flashes a wild effort high over the bar on the volley. 69 mins: Carrasco comes in off the left and tries to slip it through for Mertens, but the keeper is out quickly to collect.68 mins: Hazard, like Lukaku, perhaps would have wanted his hat-trick, but is sensibly replaced by Martinez, with Batshuayi coming on in his stead.67 mins: Badri shows quick feet to work a yard of space and tries to thump a strike in, but Courtois show good reflexes to get across and hold the shot. 65 mins: Khazri takes a short corner and receives it back immediately, before trying an ambitious effort from the edge of the box that is blocked away. Sliti then tries one from 18 yards, but Alderweireld is across to block it. 63 mins: Hazard, looking for his hat-trick no doubt, balloons an effort high over the bar from outside the box. Not his best effort this game. 61 mins: MISS! Carrasco works some space beautifully, cutting inside onto his favoured right foot and unleashing a wicked, curling effort towards the top corner, but it’s just over the top! 60 mins: CHANCE! Khazri leaves the ball with a clever dummy for Badri, but his shot is blocked from inside the box! Tunisia aren’t done yet.59 mins: Lukaku may be a little disappointed to be coming off without a hat-trick, but Martinez clearly wants to take no risks with his star striker, who had to be treated for what looked like an ankle injury in the first half. Fellaini replaces him, slotting into midfield alongside Witsel and allowing De Bruyne further forward to support Hazard and Mertens. Meanwhile Sassi, who scored the penalty against England, is replaced by winger Sliti in Tunisia’s final change. 57 mins: Carrasco is played through neatly on the left, but he tries to cut back instead of shooting and his pass is blocked! 55 mins: MISS! Sassi spots Courtois off his line and tries a cheeky lob on the half-volley, but it sails wide! That was a decent effort by the midfielder though. 54 mins: Fakhreddine Ben Youssef tangles with Vertonghen on the touchline, and has his elbow in the air. He seems to be losing his cool a bit, and is perhaps lucky to escape a booking. 51 mins: GOAL!!!!! IT’S NOW 4-1! Hazard grabs his second in style, chesting down from a long ball by Alderweireld, his run split the two centre-halves, before poking round the onrushing goalkeeper and firing into an empty net!! Great composure there from Hazard. 50 mins: SAVE! Tunisia have started strongly in this half as Badri works some space off the left and drills a low effort at goal that Courtois holds well. 49 mins: CHANCE! Khazri stretches to reach a cross from the left, but it’s a little high and he can’t direct it towards the target! The flag is up for offside, anyway. 47 mins: MISS! Belgium work a short corner well and De Bruyne fizzes a ball in towards the near post, but Alderweireld spoons his effort over the bar! 46 mins: The second half is underway!Tunisia lost two men to injury in that first half, and with just one substitute left, they may find that tiring legs struggle in the latter stages of the second half. Belgium, however, simply need to maintain their level of quality and could find themselves racking up a few more here, and may look to send out a statement of intent going forward.  Romelu Lukaku Belgium 2018 World CupWhat a half! Belgium were 2-0 up after just 16 minutes following a Hazard penalty and an emphatic Lukaku strike, but Tunisia got themselves back into the game out of nowhere just two minutes later, with Bronn glancing Khazri’s superb free-kick into the net with his side’s first shot of the game! Chances were plentiful as both sides showed positivity in an open encounter, and Lukaku struck again on the stroke of half-time, lifting the ball over the goalkeeper from close range to restore his side’s two-goal advantage. HALF-TIME: BELGIUM 3-1 TUNISIA45+3 mins: GOAL!!! LUKAKU MAKES IT 3-1! Right on the stroke of half-time, Lukaku gets his second! De Bruyne drifted out to the right and linked up well with Meunier, who drifted into the middle and slipped an inch-perfect through-ball for Lukaku to run onto and clip over the onrushing goalkeeper! Great finish! 45+1 mins: For the first time in the game, both sides seem to be taking a breather and slowing the pace down.44 mins: Tunisia have grown into the game, while Belgium’s intensity has dropped a little. However, the favourites have the capacity to strike in an instant with their quality, so the African side must remain wary.42 mins: Tunisia win a corner down the left, forcing Boyata to make an excellent sliding block! The corner flies straight into the arms of Courtois, however. 41 mins: Syam Ben Youssef is the second Tunisian defender to be stretchered off before half-time, and is replaced by Leicester City’s Benalouane.40 mins: MISS! Ben Youssef tries to strike a volley at goal, but he just cuts across it too much and sends it miles wide of the target! 39 mins: CHANCE! Belgium win the ball well on the right and play it to Lukaku on the edge of the box. He thinks about shooting on his left, but instead slips De Bruyne in and is inches away from the return pass inside the box, but Ben Mustapha gathers! 37 mins: Khazri trudges back on, and play resumes, although both sides seem to be slowing things down just for the moment. Romelu Lukaku Belgium 2018 World Cup36 mins: Worryingly for Tunisia, Khazri is down holding his ankle, and the game is stopped so he can receive some treatment. 35 mins: Lukaku, who was briefly off the pitch to receive some treatment, has returned to the pitch as Khazri just fails to unlock the Belgium defence on the break after some clever build-up play. 34 mins: SAVE! Mertens gets the better of his man down the right and curls in a delightful cross that Ben Mustapha does well to get a hand to, but he fumbles it initially before pouncing on the loose ball. 33 mins: SAVE! Khazri pulls a nervy save out of Courtois with a swerving, curling strike from outside the box that the Chelsea shot-stopper gathers at the second attempt! 31 mins: MISS! Tunsia break dangerously down the right as they catch Carrasco napping, and the cross into the box is only headed as far as Sassi, who shifts it onto his right foot and just drags an effort narrowly wide of the bottom-left corner! 29 mins: What an opening half an hour this has been! Breathless stuff from both sides here.27 mins: CHANCE! The openings are flowing thick and fast here as Tunisia play a suicidal ball out from the back that falls straight to Witsel, who perhaps picks the wrong option and smacks a deflected shot over the bar rather that picking out Lukaku!26 mins: CHANCE! Lukaku is fed through as Belgium break, but his first touch is heavy and Ben Mustapha shepherds him out of play. Lukaku has to hurdle the keeper at the byline and wants a penalty, but there’s nothing doing there. 25 mins: Khazri gets to the byline and tries a rabona cross that Courtois catches! Lovely skill from the forward! 24 mins:  Bronn is indeed replaced at right-back by Nagguez, who will be fortunate to have as much of an impact on the game for his side as the man he replaces! 22 mins:  Bronn, the goalscorer, is down for Tunisia and it doesn’t look good. His arm went up immediately to signal to the bench, and he looks certain to come off. Eden Hazard Belgium 2018 World Cup20 mins: SAVE! Carrasco works a yard and hammers a shot at goal, but Ben Mustapha palms it away. It falls kindly for Hazard on the follow-up, but he gets caught between shooting and squaring for Lukaku, and ends up not quite doing either! 19 mins:  Tunisia scored with their only shot on target against England, and have done it again here! In fact that was their first shot so far in this game!18 mins:  GOAL!!!!! TUNISIA PULL ONE BACK! It’s now 2-1 as Bronn glances Khazri’s free-kick across the keeper and into the far corner! Khazri’s set-piece delivery was enticing and dangerous, and all Bronn needed was a little flick to take it past the keeper and into the goal! This game is far from over! 16 mins:  GOAL!!!! LUKAKU MAKES IT 2-0 TO BELGIUM! Mertens capitalised on a poor touch from Maaloul and fed Lukaku well, timing his pass perfectly as the big striker peels off his marker, before arrowing a low strike right into the bottom-right corner through the legs of Ben Youssef! Great goal! 15 mins:  SAVE! Carrasco wriggles inside from the left and strikes at goal, but it’s tame and the goalkeeper is relatively untroubled.14 mins:  Sassi is booked for dissent after a soft Khazri appeal for a penalty is turned down. There was a little coming together between the forward and Vertonghen, but his reaction was certainly exaggerated. 13 mins:  SAVE! Hazard is inches away from a second goal, but he can’t make the most of an enticing opportunity and Ben Mustapha clings on gratefully! 12 mins:  BLOCK! Hazard’s incisive run down the left earns his side a throw, which is taken to Witsel, and the midfielder turns and thumps an effort at goal that cannons back off a red shirt! 10 mins:  Courtois has to be alert to come off his line and collect a dinked ball over the top for Badri. Belgium look bright and sharp so far. 8 mins:  Tunisia try to muster an attack, pushing forward down the right, but the ball is too heavy down the line and runs out harmlessly for a goal-kick. 6 mins:  GOAL!!! HAZARD SCORES! It’s 1-0 to Belgium very early on here as Hazard gives the keeper the eyes and slots emphatically into the bottom-left corner. What a start!5 mins:  PENALTY! Belgium produce some lovely, flowing football and Hazard throws a dummy in, allowing the ball to run through his legs for Lukaku, who feeds him the return ball and Ben Youssef clumsily bundles the Chelsea forward over just inside the box! Hazard will take. 4 mins:  Meunier drifts inside from his right wing-back position and drives a low effort at goal with his weaker left foot, and it’s an easy stop for Ben Mustapha.3 mins:  CHANCE! Tunisia surge forward and want a free-kick, but the referee waves the appeal away and the ball is pumped in behind for Lukaku to chase, but the goalkeeper just gets there first! 2 mins:  Belgium win a very early free-kick which De Bruyne lofts forward, but it’s not his best delivery and Ben Mustapha collects with ease. 1 min: We’re underway!5 MINS TILL KO:  The teams are out here and the anthems are underway, kick-off is almost upon us!Tunisia need to win here if they are to have any hope of progressing from the group, but they face a tough task here, with Belgium unbeaten in 10 World Cup group stage games (W5 D5). 10 mins till KO:  A win for Belgium today all but confirms qualification – assuming Panama do not beat England tomorrow – and Martinez’s side will be motivated to build on their strong start here. Belgium have not lost to any of the three African sides they have faced at the World Cup, and Tunisia do not have a strong record in the tournament, failing to win any of their last 12 World Cup games (D4 L8) after winning their first-ever match against Mexico. 15 mins till KO:  Belgium and Tunisia have met three times previously, winning one apiece and drawing the other – which came in their only other World Cup encounter in 2002. Belgium’s victory came in their most recent encounter four years ago, with Mertens grabbing a late winner.20 mins till KO:  Tunisia head coach Nabil Maaloul makes two changes from the side that lost 2-1 to England in their opening fixture, with Ben Mustapha continuing in goal for the injured Mouez Hassen – whose tournament is sadly over following his shoulder injury. Khaoui also replaces Sliti, slotting into midfield and pushing Badri further forward. Roberto Martinez makes no changes to the side that beat Panama so comfortably in their opening fixture, with Boyata continuing in the centre of defence while Kompany recovers from a groin injury. 30 mins till KO:  The team news is in, here is how the two sides will line-up this afternoon.Belgium XI (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld; Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Thomas Meunier; Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries MertensBelgium substitutes: Mousa Dembele, Leander Dendoncker, Thorgan Hazard, Michy Batshuayi, Nacer Chadli, Marouane Fellaini, Thomas Vermaelen, Simon Mignolet, Vincent Kompany, Youri Tielemans, Adnan Januzaj, Koen CasteelsTunisia XI (4-3-3): Farouk Ben Mustapha; Ali Maaloul, Yassine Meriah, Syam Ben Youssef, Dylan Bronn; Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Ellyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi; Anice Badri, Wahbi Khazri, Fakhreddine Ben YoussefTunisia substitutes: Yohan Benalouane, Mohamed Ben Amor, Naim Sliti, Hamdi Nagguez, Ahmed Khalil, Bassem Srarfi, Ghilane Chaalali, Oussama Haddadi, Rami Bedoui, Saber Khalifa, Aymen Mathlouthi45 mins till KO: Hello and welcome to Goal’s live blog of the Group G clash between Belgium and Tunisia at the 2018 Russia World Cup.Squads & Team News Belgium XI: Courtois; Vertonghen, Boyata, Alderweireld; Carrasco, Witsel, De Bruyne, Meunier; E. Hazard, Mertens, Lukaku.Belgium subs:  Dembele, Dendoncker, Hazard, Batshuayi, Chadli, Fellaini, Vermaelen, Mignolet, Kompany, Tielemans, Januzaj, CasteelsTunisia XI: Ben Mustapha; Bronn, S. Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul; Skhiri, Sassi, Khaoui; Badri, F. Ben Youssef, Khazri.Tunisia subs:  Benalouane, Ben Amor, Sliti, Nagguez, Khalil, Srarfi, Chaalali, Haddadi, Bedoui, Khalifa, MathlouthiTV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched 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. US TV channel Online stream FOX / Telemundo fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BBC One or streamed live online using the BBC iPlayer. UK TV channel Online stream BBC One BBC iPlayerlast_img read more

Kane: Colombia match the ‘moment of truth’ for England

first_imgWorld Cup Kane: Colombia match the ‘moment of truth’ for England Robin Bairner 22:50 7/1/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Harry Kane England World Cup 2018 Getty World Cup England Harry Kane Colombia v England Colombia The captain of the Three Lions is hungry for more goals and admits that confidence is high Harry Kane says that Tuesday’s World Cup clash against Colombia represents “the moment of truth” for England.The Three Lions crashed out of Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland but have rebuilt under Gareth Southgate and have made a positive start at Russia 2018.Victories over Tunisia and Panama have been achieved, and while they were tempered by a 1-0 defeat to Belgium, they have been consoled by the fact that they have ended in the half of the draw largely considered the easier.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Kane, the captain, believes that the forthcoming last-16 tie against the South Americans represents a significant test.“This is the moment of truth,” he said.“Now it is the business end. This is what you put in all those hours for, this is why you work, technically and tactically, for big games.“Colombia are a tough team and have got some great players and we have to be ready for that.“There’s going to be a bit more pressure on us now but I think it’s important for us to have that mentality just to be calm in those situations, enjoy it still. This is what we train for and work hard for, these big moments, and hopefully we can do well on Tuesday.”The Tottenham striker has also made a strong personal contribution to the England cause, netting five times thus far, including a hat-trick against Panama.He has admitted that he feels capable of scoring every time he goes out onto the field at present.“That’s especially the case when balls are just dropping in for you and things are going for you,” he said.“You feel you are going to get chances and that feeling helps you find chances.“I’m ready for everything, whether it is a penalty, a set-piece or anything. I try to practise different situations and make sure I am ready for anything that comes.“You just want to be on the pitch because you know a chance will come.”England last faced Colombia in a competitive fixture in the 1998 World Cup, when goals from Darren Anderton and David Beckham gave them a 2-0 victory in the group stage.last_img read more

Shootout loss ‘a tremendous blow’ – Mina

first_imgWorld Cup Shootout loss to England ‘a tremendous blow’ for Colombia’s Mina Tommy Doleman 10:52 7/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Yerry Mina Colombia England World Cup 2018 Matthias Hangst World Cup Colombia Colombia v England England The Barcelona defender believes his team deserved to beat Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions after their elimination from the World Cup on penalties. Yerry Mina believes Colombia deserved to win their round of 16 tie against England, despite their elimination from the World Cup on penalties .The Barcelona defender scored three times during the tournament, including a last minute equaliser against the Three Lions to send Tuesday’s game into extra-time.But the South Americans were eliminated in heartbreaking fashion for the second consecutive World Cup after an unlucky defeat to Brazil in 2014, and Mina said it was a massive disappointment to lose against England. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “It was a tremendous blow,” he told Mundo Deportivo .“We did not deserve to lose, we have done more than England and the pity is that we could not decide [the game] before the penalties.“It is a blow for the whole group. I thank God because he allowed me to score another important goal for my country, and I really thought that in the extra time we could win.”Team-mate James Rodriguez, who had to watch from the sidelines as his team were bounced from the World Cup, was also visibly dejected after the match. The forward missed out through injury and tweeted a picture of himself in tears. — James Rodríguez (@jamesdrodriguez) July 3, 2018 With the World Cup over for Mina, who signed for Barcelona from Palmeiras in January, but only appeared five times for them in the back half of the season, his attention will quickly return to his club situation. His performances at the World Cup have caught the eye of several clubs, but he claimed he would take some time to let the World Cup pass before he makes any decisions on his future. “In my head, I’m going back to Barca,” he said.“Now is not the time to talk about my future, but the World Cup has helped me reconnect and reaffirm myself as a footballer.”last_img read more

a month agoReal Madrid happy for Martin Odegaard to remain with Real Sociedad

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid happy for Martin Odegaard to remain with Real Sociedadby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are happy to keep Martin Odegaard on-loan with Real Sociedad.Odegaard has impressed at Real Sociedad, yet his superb start has not changed Los Blancos’ long-term strategy for the Norwegian.He has netted twice in the league and his latest assist in La Real’s 3-0 win over Alaves which dissected the defence will be dominating highlight reels for years to come.Amid an injury crisis at Real Madrid, many are calling for the 20-year-old to return to the capital in January, says Marca. But such a scenario isn’t being contemplated by the club. last_img read more

Video: Ohio State Football Players Joined The Dance Team For The Halftime Show At Today’s Basketball Game

first_imgOhio State's mascot taking a half court shot during a basketball game.COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 4: Ohio State Mascot Brutus the Buckeye goofs around with a basketball prior to the start of the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on January 4, 20114 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won by a final score of 84-53. (Photo by Ryan Young/Getty Images)On Thursday, we learned that members of the Ohio State football team were working on a dance routine for halftime of today’s OSU basketball game against Wisconsin. The performance has come and gone, so let’s see how things turned out: Our thoughts:Does Ezekiel Elliott wear his crop-top exclusively now? Seems like a poor decision with the winter that we’re having, but whatever works for him.We really appreciate that the players totally went for it. It looks like anyone who was hesitant about dancing in front of tens of thousands of fans stayed home.Aaron Parry: not the best rhythm, but the effort is there.Overall, solid job by the Buckeyes. They’re probably more likely to win another national championship on the gridiron than the dance floor, but they definitely brought it this afternoon.last_img read more

Arrest of American actress in North Dakota brings new awareness to StandingRock

first_imgDennis Ward APTN National NewsThe arrest of an American actress who is protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project is creating a new awareness for those opposing the project.Shailene Woodley, who plays Edward Snowden’s girlfriend in Oliver Stone’s movie “Snowden” recorded her arrest near Standing Rock, North Dakota Monday.It comes amid another legal defeat for the Sioux Tribe and a beefing up of law enforcement.See related stories: Standing Rock dward@aptn.calast_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,454.23, down 0.69 of a point):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Down 14 cents, or 5.91 per cent, to $2.23 on 9.6 million shares.Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX:PPL). Oil and gas. Down 71 cents, or 1.66 per cent, to $42.12 on 5.2 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 24 cents, or 1.93 per cent, to $12.69 on 4.6 million shares.Polaris Materials Corp. (TSX:PLS). Building Materials. Up 84 cents, or 30.43 per cent, to $3.60 on 4.5 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Airline. Up $1.11, or 4.20 per cent, to $27.51 on 3.8 million shares.ECN Capital Corp. (TSX:ECN). Financial Services. Up 19 cents, or 5.04 per cent, to $3.96 on 3.7 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Fast food restaurants. Down 22 cents, or 0.27 per cent, to $79.97 on 227,813 shares. A group representing frustrated Tim Hortons franchisees says its board members have been accused by the company of helping leak confidential information. The Great White North Franchisee Association said its board members have been served with notices of default.last_img read more

Some Canadian companies start new year with gains from US tax cuts

first_imgMONTREAL – Some Canadian companies that earn a high share of their revenues in the United States stand to save big from a large reduction in the corporate tax rate, say industry experts.New Flyer (TSX:NFI) and Boyd Group Income Fund (TSX:BYD.UN), which earn more than 80 per cent of their sales south of the border, will be among those that are most impacted, an AltaCorp Capital report said Tuesday.Analyst Chris Murray said that among engineering and construction firms, Stantec (TSX:STN) and WSP Global (TSX:WSP) will be “favourably impacted” from the tax changes and planned American infrastructure spending.“We would expect that the introduction of new tax rules could serve as a catalyst for accelerated acquisition activity as a number of sellers see a window in which to divest their business to take advantage of the changes, benefiting the growth via acquisition strategies,” he wrote in a report.Tax changes approved by the Republican-led Congress and signed by President Donald Trump before Christmas cut the corporate income tax rate to 21 per cent effective Monday, from 35 per cent.Molson Coors, headquartered in Denver and Montreal, declined to provide details about how the tax changes will affect the brewery ahead of its quarterly results Feb. 14. However, 70 per cent of the beverage company’s revenues come from south of the border, said spokesman Colin Wheeler.Brittany Weissman of Edward Jones expects Molson Coors will gain despite losing some of the cash tax benefit it has had from its multibillion-dollar acquisition of Miller Coors.“Directionally it should be a net net benefit … but how much it is too soon to say,” she said in an interview.Weissman also believes dairy processor Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) stands to gain because almost half of its business is located in the United States.However, she said Montreal-based clothing manufacturer Gildan (TSX:GIL) is already subject to a very low tax rate because it is domiciled in Barbados.Several Canadian firms, including Quebec-headquartered Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) and Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR), said they are studying the tax changes.“We are assessing the impact of the bill and its potential impact to the company in both the near-term and long-term,” Valeant spokeswoman Lainie Keller wrote in an email.In a report before the tax changes were approved, RBC Capital Markets said large tax reductions could lead to a significant shift in winners and losers.“We think it could have a profound and positive impact on TSX performance, given its cyclical tilt,” Matthew Barasch wrote Sept. 26.However, he warned that clouding the outlook is the fact that most Canadian and U.S. companies operating south of the border actually pay a lower effective tax rate than statutory corporate tax rate.“While a comparison of statutory tax rates (inclusive of all state and local taxes) suggests that U.S. rates are far higher than most other countries, a comparison of effective tax rates suggests something different.”PricewaterhouseCoopers says the implications of the tax law on Canadian-owned businesses can be significant.“The various provisions may be beneficial or detrimental. Thus, it is important to give careful consideration to the specific implications for your operations so that value is preserved when possible,” it wrote to clients after the bill was passed.Barasch said some Canadian sectors such as oil and gas producers, telecommunications, grocers and Canadian retailers like Dollarama won’t be impacted, while some Canadian banks and insurance companies will get some earnings growth.Most real estate companies would not be directly impacted because of their REIT structures, but non REITs such as FirstService Corp. and Colliers International Group Inc. (TSX:CIGI), with large U.S. footprints stand to benefit materially.He said it’s difficult to quantify the impact for convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B), even though it gets nearly 70 per cent of its revenues from the U.S.last_img read more

German factory orders up for 3rd straight month in October

first_imgBERLIN — German factory orders edged up 0.3 per cent in October as a large increase in demand from other countries in the eurozone outweighed a fall in domestic orders.The month-on-month rise reported Thursday by the Economy Ministry was the third consecutive increase in orders, an important indicator for Europe’s biggest economy. They were up 0.1 per cent in September and 2.3 per cent in August.In October, orders from fellow members of the 19-nation eurozone rose 7.3 per cent and those from other countries increased 0.3 per cent. However, orders from inside Germany dropped 3.2 per cent.Germany’s gross domestic product declined 0.2 per cent in the third quarter compared with the previous three-month period, due in part to bottlenecks in getting new cars certified under tougher emissions standards.The Associated Presslast_img read more

BJP to reveal Modi govts works toward fulfilling 2014 promises

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP is set to come out with details of the Modi government’s works toward fulfilling the promises it had made in its manifesto in 2014, with party sources asserting that over 520 of a total of 549 assurances given were either met or work on them is successfully going on. The decision assumes significance as ahead of the coming general election opposition parties have accused the BJP of failing to fulfil the promises it had made before the last Lok Sabha polls. A team of BJP leaders has been entrusted with the task of collating details of the work the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government had done in fulfilling these promises, like on generating employment, proving people social security and enhancing internal security. A party leader privy to the development said the BJP had under different agenda items made nearly 549 promises before the last general election. “As many as 520 of them have either been fulfilled or work on them has been going on as their completion require a certain time period,” he said. Another party leader said there are several other “successful” initiatives of the government, such as Ujjwala and Mudra, which were not part of the BJP’s manifesto but have benefited a large number of people. The government provided free LPG connection to the poor households under the Ujjwala scheme while loans are provided for self-employment under Mudra. BJP vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe said the Modi government stands out for working on a long-term agenda and overcoming the “attraction of quick-fixes by turning its back on populism”. He cited implementation of the GST as an example of the government’s long-term vision and asserted that the BJP has become the only party which has brought into electoral fray the politics of performance and development. “Is an opposition party like the Congress telling people that this is what it had done for them when it was in power so that they should vote for it?” he asked, slamming the BJP’s rivals for their negative agenda. The Modi government has vastly expanded social security umbrella and given dignity, especially to the poor while its track record on internal and external security fronts are also unmatched, Sahasrabuddhe said.last_img read more

Mens Soccer Buckeyes head to Dayton to take On Marshall Milwaukee

The Ohio State men’s soccer team gathers up prior to the start of the game against BGSU. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Managing Editor for DesignFollowing the season-opening weekend split against Furman and Hofstra, the Ohio State men’s soccer team returns to the pitch this weekend in Dayton where they will face off against Marshall and Milwaukee in the 2018 Dayton Classic.The Buckeyes enter the weekend 1-1-0 on the season, dropping the opener to Furman, 2-0, before knocking off Hofstra, 1-0 on Sunday afternoon as first-year head coach Brian Maisonneuve earned his first career victory as head coach.Now, Ohio State looks ahead to two weekend matches against Marshall and Milwaukee, two teams that also picked up wins on their opening weekends.MarshallOhio State kicks off the Dayton Classic with a matchup against Marshall (1-1-0). The Herd picked up a 1-0 win over Duquesne to open the season before falling to Oakland University 3-2. Through two games, Marshall’s leading scorer is Jonas Westmeyer, a junior midfielder from Germany, who got off to a hot start to the season with a goal and two assists.Following right behind Westmeyer are the two other players to tally a goal last weekend, sophomore forward J.P. Rylah and freshman forward Gianni Bouzoukis.In goal for the Thundering Herd is redshirt junior Paulo Pita, a transfer from the University of Charleston, who won the 2017 Division II National Championship as the Eagles starting goaltender. Pita, a native of Brazil, carries a 1.50 goals against average into Friday’s contest.Marshall employs a roster flooded with international talent. 15 of the 26 players on their roster are from a country other than the United States. The Herd field players from Brazil, England, France, Spain, New Zealand, Ghana and Germany.The Buckeyes will have to contend with 2017 All-Conference USA performer, junior defender Carlos Diaz-Salcedo.Chris Grassie is in his second season as the head coach at Marshall after successful run as the head coach at the University of Charleston for six seasons.Milwaukee                                  After their matchup with Marshall, the Buckeyes will have a day off before facing off against Milwaukee on Sunday in the conclusion of the Dayton Classic.Milwaukee won its season opener, shutting out Western Illinois 4-0, with four players scoring goals.Redshirt sophomore forward Alex Sykes, senior midfielder Sean Holmes, sophomore midfielder Vuk Latinovich and redshirt junior defender Josh Kaye tallied the four goals to combine with a stout defensive performance, as sophomore goalkeeper Freddie Lorenzen recorded his first shutout of the season, to lock down the victory in their first game. Last season, senior defender Sean Reynolds received All-Horizon League First Team honors. Meanwhile, Latinovich, who was also named to the All-Horizon League second-team, Lorenzen and redshirt sophomore defender Jake Kelderman were named to the All-Conference Freshman team. Ohio State’s offense looked much improved in its second game of the season against Hofstra, and the Buckeyes will hope they can start a trend that will last throughout the regular season.Perhaps even more important for the Buckeyes will be the play of their defense. After shutting out Hofstra last Sunday, Ohio State will need its back line to up to the task once again against a capable Panther attack. read more

Inzaghi believes Bologna played an impressive game against Milan

first_imgBologna head coach Filippo Inzaghi believes his side played a fantastic game against Milan and adds that they would win Parma.Bologna FC  are almost near the bottom of Serie A this season, yet Inzaghi believes they can overturn their present predicament.“We played a great game against Milan,” Inzaghi said in his pre-match Press conference as quoted in Football Italia“We didn’t do much wrong and we could have won it at the end. I was sure that with the right focus we could play a great game, but we need to follow that up.”Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Getting a result tomorrow would be important. We’ll see if we change something tomorrow, Parma are doing well.”“I’m happy for [Roberto] D’Aversa who is very well prepared. He has two players who can make the difference in [Roberto] Inglese and Gervinho, but I’m worried about my team and what we can do.”“We’ve shown we can do well, but every game counts. We need points in the table, so I’m not really worried about playing well or badly.”“My mentality is always to want to win against everyone. We’re going to Parma to win. We owe our fans, and I can see a big desire to repay them in the eyes of the players.”last_img read more

GB Port Authority given new milestones with extension of concessions

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:bahamas government, gb port uthority, nassau, perry christie Another Murder in Nassau Former PM And Deputy PM Christie and Davis Deep in Water Debt Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 03 Feb 2016 – From Parliament in Nassau; today right on the cusp of the deadline to renew or not renew the Grand Bahama Port Authority’s authority in the Bahamas’ second city, Freeport – Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie outlines what the PLP Administration wants to see in an extended Hawksbill Creek Agreement.PM Christie told the House of Assembly that he will give the Grand Bahama Port Authority an extension to its concessions as the managers of Freeport, but that it is hinged on a number of factors, including that within one year the company has to find an international investor, who can purchase majority ownership of the GBPA so that they can meet their developer commitments. The GB Development Company, also known as DEVCO has to submit a master plan for the island in six months and now the Central Government says it wants a seat at the boardroom table and the Bahamas government wants to have the right to appeal GBPA decisions. The country’s leader also wants to see the GBPA less involved in regulatory roles in Freeport; calling on them to no longer be involved in determining electricity policies and airport charges and fees, for example. PM Christie wants greater transparency, stronger relations with the GBPA and better incentives for inward investment. He said, and I quote: “It is for me to observe that it is now sixty years since the HCA and its enabling legislation came into being. The world and The Bahamas have changed a lot since then, and so have competition and international best practices. No longer can an entity like GBPA be licensor and licensee, regulator and investor with no rights of appeal by licensees, without inherent conflicts and varying levels of dissatisfaction.”The Bahamas Government is proposing an extension of the Hawksbill Creek Agreement with reviews at five year intervals; you can get details of this review process at: read more

Minister advises citizens to be childfriendly

Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHome Affairs Minister Vaden Williams has said that government will continue to develop programs to help in the prevention of child abuse. Williams made the statement in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Month. CAP month is recognized around the world in April.  Williams said he was happy to join the Department of Social Development, which falls under Home Affairs, in their activities to commemorate the month and sensitize the public on issues surrounding child abuse. “It is important not only because of the timeline but also to help with  prevention strategies.”He added that children were the nation’s “most precious jewels” and said citizens should “strive to create a child-friendly environment to ensure every child feels safe in their surroundings.”#MagneticMediaNews#NationalChildAbusePreventionMonth#VadenWilliams Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: read more