Last June, The Motet and Lettuce teamed up for a epic funky throwdown at the one and only Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Despite a full-fledged hail storm falling on the sold-out crowd, the musical energy in the venue was downright electric, as both bands delivered funk-laden sets to an eager audience.Certainly one of the highlights of the set was a “Get Down Tonight”/”Jungle Boogie” mash-up, bringing the beloved disco songs together with that indisputable Motet charm to close out their set. Check out the video below, as captured by The Motet:Don’t miss the funk ensemble on the road this fall, including an exciting tribute to music from 1977 on Halloween! Details here.Set List: The Motet at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO – 6/5/15Funny Bone > Knock It Down, Cloak ‘N’ Dagger, Fight The Power, Rynodub, 123 > Just Around The Corner, Sexx Laws > Keep On Don’t Stoppin’, Get Down Tonight > Jungle Boogie Jazz
Photo: Baltimore RavensBaltimore Ravens defensive lineman Brent Urban tore his ACL yesterday in practice and will be done for the season. Urban was drafted in the fourth round of the NFL draft and was really impressing coaches during mini camps and training camps and looked to have a spot in the Ravens defensive line rotation.This is a tough loss for Urban and the Ravens. Urban is still a raw player and could have used his rookie season to develop, now he will have extra time to study the game. ACL injuries are harder to recover from for bigger athletes but Urban is young enough that he should be ok. The good thing for the Ravens is that they are very deep on the defensive line. The Ravens will likely place Urban on injured reserve when they sign someone else to take his roster spot.Here is the tweet from the Ravens about the injury. Please follow and like us:
James Rodriguez’s recovery could cause problems for Real Madrid, ahead of the Clasico on November 21. He suffered a muscle tear in his left thigh which took a setback on October 3, when he tried to get ready to face Atletico in the Vicente Calderon. Madrid have also not forgotten how James got injured, on September 8, playing in a friendly for Colombia against Peru. It has meant he missed 10 of the 12 games this season. The clash between Madrid and Colombia is imminent. Coach Pekerman needs James to help his side qualify for Russia 2018. He will give his final list for the games on November 7. 29/10/2015 The midfielder, who started training on Wednesday 50 days after being injured, is about to receive his medical clearance to play and can be called up by Rafa Benitez. But also by his national team, Colombia, who play against Chile on Nov 13 and Argentina four days later. CET Upd. at 16:14 Madrid want to avoid the player being selected and are pressuring the Colombian football federation to leave him out. The club think he is at risk of suffering an injury relapse. The intention of Rafa Benitez is to give him a few minutes against PSG on Tuesday and Sevilla the following weekend, so he arrives at the Clasico in good condition. Sport EN Madrid are putting pressure on but the problem will really start once he gets his clearance to play; Colombia have every right to call him up. Los Blancos may have to convince the star himself not to feature for his country. For this motive, Madrid consider it inconvenient that he would go on a big voyage to South America and play two tricky games for Colombia without many minutes after recovering from injury, with Madrid-Barça just round the corner.
1967- Eogan Ruadh(Dublin) 7-3 vs (Oranmore) Galway 4-1- Lost History will be made in Croke Park on Sunday when a new name will be inscribed on the Bill Carroll Cup as Sarsfields of Galway take on Slaughtneil of Derry in the All Ireland Senior Club Camogie final at 3.15pm. Galway clubs have won the All Ireland title 9 times in 27 final appearances, with Pearses (5), Oranmore, Athenry, Mullagh and Killimor all on the Roll of Honour. However, recent years have not been kind to Galway clubs, who have lost the last 4 finals and since Pearses completed 3 in a row in 2002, only Killimor (2010 – pictured above) have managed to win on the biggest day in the club Camogie calendar. The full record of Galway clubs in All Ireland Senior finals is as follows: 1973 – Oranmore (Galway) 3-2 vs St Pauls (Kilkenny) 1-3 – Won1974 St Pauls (Kilkenny) 3-3 vs Oranmore 1-1 (Galway)- Lost1976- St Pauls (Kilkenny) 4-6 vs Athenry (Galway) 4-5- Lost1977- Athenry (Galway) 6-3 vs Portglenone (Antrim) 1-3 – Won1979- Buffers alley (Wexford) 2-6 vs Athenry (Galway) 1-2 – Lost1982- Buffers alley (Wexford) 3-2 vs Athenry (Galway) 0-2 – Lost1985- Crumlin (Dublin) 4-8 vs Athenry(Galway) 3-2 – Lost1988 – St Pauls (Kilkenny) 4-5 vs Glenamaddy (Galway) 3-7 – Lost1989- St Pauls (Kilkenny)6-10 vs Mullagh (Galway) 4-2 – Lost1991- Mullagh (Galway) 4-13 vs Eglish (Tyrone) 2-7 – Won1993- Glen Rovers (Cork) 6-12 vs Mullagh(Galway) 0-2- Lost1996 – Pearses (Galway) 1-8 vs Granagh Ballingarry (Limerick) 2-3 – Won1997- Pearses (Galway) 4-6 vs Lisdowney (Kilkenny) 2-5- Won1999- Granagh Ballingarry (Limerick)2-4 vs Davitt’s (Galway) 1-3 – Lost2000- Pearses (Galway) 2-11 vs Swatragh (Derry) 1-3- Won2001- Pearses (Galway) 2-8 vs Cashel (Tipperary) 0-13 – Won2002- Pearses (Galway) 2-13 vs St Ibars (Wexford) 1-5- Won2003- Granagh Ballingarry (Limerick) 1-10 vs Davitt’s (Galway) 1-6- Lost2005- St Lachtains (Kilkenny) 1-9 vs Davitt’s (Galway) 1-4 – Lost2007- Cashel (Tipperary) 1-18 vs Athenry (Galway) 0-9 – Lost2009 – Cashel (Tipperary) 0-11 vs Athenry (Galway) 0-9 – Lost2010- Killimor (Galway) 3-18 vs Inniscarra (Cork) 1-4- Won2012- Millford (Cork) 3-6 vs Killimor (Galway) 1-6- Lost2013- Millford (Cork) 0-6 vs Ardrahan (Galway) 0-5 – Lost2014 – Oulart The Ballagh (Wexford) 3-13 vs Mullagh (Galway) 0-7- Lost2015 – Milford (Cork) 2-8 vs Killimor (Galway) 1-3 – Lost Galway Clubs in Finals: Played 27, Won 9, Lost 18print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi hosts 15th Annual Islanders SplashFull ResultsCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi cross country teams wrapped up the Islanders Splash Friday evening at West Guth Park, with the men taking first overall as a team in the 8k race, while the women took third in the 5k. It’s the second consecutive win for the Cowboys on the season. McNeese took the team title at the Rice Invitational two weeks ago. In the women’s 5,000 meter race, Wrozek topped the Lady Demons’ scorecard for the first time in her career with a 22nd place 18:52.6 time, heading three other NSU runners in the top 30. Olivia Olguin, Ana Moreno and Nicole Aponte finished third, fourth and fifth in the women’s 5,000 meter race to lead Sam Houston to the team title. Olguin finished just 10 seconds behind race winner Ebony White of the University of Houston. White won with a mark of 17:55 while Olguin cruised in with an 18:05 clocking. Central Arkansas at Rhodes College Cross Country InvitationalMEMPHIS, Tenn. – The University of Central Arkansas men finished third and the women fourth on Saturday at the Rhodes College Invitational at Shelby Farms. UCA’s men finished with a score of 78, trailing only Northern Kentucky and Memphis among the 18 teams. Senior Jonathan Burgess was UCA’s top finisher for the third consecutive meet, covering the 8K in 26:03.00. Freshman Julien Jeandree was 12th in a time of 26:29.50, followed by junior Josh Quiroga in 17th (26:37.60) and sophomore Grant Williams in 21st (26:53.90). Oklahoma State won the contest with a perfect score of 15 points followed by Belmont with 61 points and Creighton with 84 points. Cowboy Kirubel Erassa won the 8K in 24:19.59, which was 16 seconds faster than runner-up teammate Fabian Clarkson, and 32 seconds better than third-place Craig Nowak. Moreno posted a time of 18:15 and Aponte was two seconds back at 18:17. Other SHSU women’s finishes and times were Miranda Prado 13th 19:08 and Nina Gonzales 14th 19:10. Francine Nzilampa, running unattached, won the individual title with a time of 17:12.4 as LSU junior Andria Aguilar was the first collegian to cross the finish line with a time of 17:17.4.- Return to top – Next action for the Bearkat cross country teams will be a trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the Crimson Tide Classic Friday, October 17. LSU won the team title with 34 points followed by Tulane 54, Louisiana-Lafayette 68, McNeese, Southeastern Louisiana 146, Northwestern State 151 and Southern 194. Freshman Ashley Adams scored 27th in 19:04.4 and freshman Jacqueline Rushford ran 29thth in 19:10 for the Lady Demons, whose scoring was completed by freshmen twins Erin Sitarz (36th, 19:40.9) and Emily Sitarz (37th, 20:05). Freshman Annie Fillers was in the 38th scoring position in 20:40.7. Sam Houston State at 15th Annual Islanders Splash CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Bearkats dominated at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Splash cross country meet Friday evening with the SHSU women taking first place and the men third. UIW at 78th Annual Cowboy JamboreeMen’s ResultsWomen’s ResultsSTILLWATER, Okla. – The University of the Incarnate Word cross country teams each finished in fifth place in the 78th Annual Cowboy Jamboree Division I race hosted by Oklahoma State University on Saturday. (Women’s Results, Men’s Results) Senior Corissa Storms finished 13th with an 18:35.2 time followed by a 15th place finish by senior Rhian Dawes at 18:38.2, sophomore Alison Smegal in 16th with a time of 18:41.1 and the scoring rounded out by a 28th place finish by senior Kaitlyn Jeter with a 19:08.9. Karl Schreiber was the top Bearkat in the men’s 8,000 meter race with a 26:16 time for a fourth place finish. Event winner Philipp Baar of A&M-Corpus Christi took first place with a clocking of 25:15. McNeese State hosts McNeese Cowboy StampedeMen’s ResultsWomen’s ResultsLAKE CHARLES – Former McNeese standout runner Jarret LeBlanc set the pace at Saturday’s McNeese Cowboy Club ASICS Cowboy Stampede with a first place finish mark of 19:08.30 in the four-mile race, leading the way for his fellow Cowboy runners to take the team title in the men’s division. “The guys ran really well,” head coach Shawn Flanagan said. “This was the best overall team performance we have had in awhile. Philipp (Baar) was strong all the way through — Cesar (Gonzalez), Justin (Adame), Logan (Pittdman) and Edgar (Martinez) all ran really strong and I’m proud of how they finished.” Three other Cowboy runners finished in the top 25 led by William Hamilton in 15th place with a time of 20:06.20, Enrique Soto in 16th place at 20:16.17 and Bradley Traviss in 22nd at 20:39.43. Sam Houston State at 15th Annual Islanders SplashTexas A&M-Corpus Christi hosts 15th Annual Islanders SplashMcNeese State hosts McNeese Cowboy StampedeSoutheastern Louisiana at McNeese Cowboy StampedeNorthwestern State at McNeese Cowboy StampedeCentral Arkansas at Rhodes College Cross Country InvitationalAbilene Christian at 78th Annual Cowboy JamboreeUIW at 78th Annual Cowboy Jamboree The host Oklahoma State won the meet with 19 points. They have all five of their scoring runners finish in the top six. Monika Juodeskaite was the individual champion with a time of 17:16.49. Creighton finished second as a team with 72 points and they were followed by Abilene Christian (79), Belmont (85), UIW and Oral Roberts (156). Northwestern State at McNeese Cowboy StampedeLAKE CHARLES – Freshmen Josh Wilkins and Erin Wrozek were Northwestern State’s top runners Saturday at the ASICS-McNeese State Stampede cross country races. The Cardinals are back in action on October 11 for the 9th Annual UIW Invitational at the Live Oak City Park.- Return to top – Southeastern Louisiana at McNeese Cowboy StampedeLake Charles, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana men’s and women’s cross country teams both placed fifth at the Cowboy Stampede on Saturday. Sam Houston’s winning team score was 34. Houston was the runner-up with 43 points followed by host A&M-Corpus Christi 56, Texas-Pan American 102, Texas Southern 151 and Prairie View A&M 159. Alexandria Hackett placed 13th with a huge course PR of 19:21.12, which was more than two minutes faster than last year’s effort of 21:28.35. Gutierrez, meanwhile, claimed 15th place in her jamboree debut with a mark of 19:40.25. Slightly back a bit with top-25 times of 20:03.24 and 20:03.33 were sophomore Michaela Hackett and Marina Guerrero. The Wildcats scored 79 points in a field that also featured host and team champion Oklahoma State (19 points) and Creighton, which edged ACU for runner-up honors by a mere seven points. Rounding out the standings were Belmont (85), Southland Conference rival Incarnate Word (104) and Oral Roberts (156). Southeastern cross country will return to action on October 3rd, when they compete in the Watson Ford Invitational, hosted by Mississippi College.- Return to top – Freshman Nathan Jones was fifth with a time of 19:45.62 followed by sophomore Oliver James with a sixth place finish at 19:47.22, junior Nicholas Kiprono was eighth with a 19:51.78, and senior Brock Moreaux in ninth with a 19:51.89 to round out the scoring for the Cowboys. The men’s race covered 8-kilometers and it was Marcos Mora (Converse/Wagner HS) who led the team with a time of 27:18.88 that was good for 18th place. Jorge Quintero (El Paso/Burgess HS) was less than 11 seconds behind Mora, but finished eight places lower in 26th overall. The team nearly caught Oral Roberts for fourth place thanks to a solid pack of scoring runners. McNeese finished with 31 team points to beat out Louisiana-Lafayette with 66 points, LSU at 73, Tulane 83, Southeastern Louisiana 146, Northwestern State 150 and Southern 225. LSU won the women’s team competition with 34 points, ahead of Tulane (54), Louisiana-Lafayette (68), McNeese (80), Southeastern Louisiana (146), NSU (151), Southern (194) and Nicholls, who did not score. On the women’s side, McNeese finished fourth with 80 points as freshman Amity Delaney led the squad with an eighth place finish and a time of 18:05.05 in the 5-kilometer run. The annual Southland Conference cross country championship meet will be held in Natchitoches, La., on Monday, November 3.- Return to top – Other Sam Houston men’s finishes and times were Ryan Saam 8th, Grant Buley 15th 26:52, Evan Arambula 16th 26:54, Logan Terry 27th 27:44, Colton Stoker 29th 28:04, Patrick Pitts 30th 28:10 and J. T. Bounds 43rd 29:01. Oklahoma State won the meet with 15 points as they swept the top seven spots in the Division I race. Kirubel Erassa was the individual champion with a time of 24:19.59. Belmont was second with 61 points and they were followed by Creighton (84), Oral Roberts (123), UIW (134) and Abilene Christian (156). The meet was held at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi. A&M-Corpus Christi won the men’s race with 32 points. Houston was second with 50 points followed by Sam Houston 70, Texas-Pan American 112, Prairie View A&M 137 and Texas Southern 144. For the men, junior Harry Wiggins ran a personal best and turned in the top Lion time of 20:01.1, placing 14th. Also finishing among the top 50 runners were: Joseph Edwards (21:28.0, 37th), Michael Perez (21:49.7, 43rd), Stephen Cassingham (22:02.4, 46th), and Isaiah Gilbert (22:07.7, 47th). The men’s side also place fifth overall. In the men’s race, the Demons’ second scorer was freshman Guy Butts, 31st in 21:43.6. Junior Jeremy Elliott was next for NSU (34th, 22:01.7), followed on the scorecard by freshman Hunter Warmack (37th, 22:09.4) and sophomore Lucas Moncla (38th, 22:16.4). Also finishing for the Demons: sophomore Skylor Reese (39th, 22:38.4) and freshman Tyler Corwin (42nd, 24:37.4). On the women’s side, UCA finished with a score of 136, trailing Memphis, Arkansas State and UALR in the 16-team field. Sophomore Brigette Caruthers finished 11th overall in a time of 22:49.10 for the 6K course. Freshman Diana Moreno was right behind in 12th (22:58.40). Freshman Layne Sargussen finished 30th (24:08.50), while junior Sophie Clauss was 36th (24:22.90). Junior Madison Sewell finished 51st (24:49.40).- Return to top – The Pre-Conference Meet on Monday, Oct. 6 at the Demon Hills Golf Course is the next action for the NSU cross country teams, who host the Southland Conference Championships on the same course Nov. 3.- Return to top – “We are definitely moving in the right direction,” said student assistant Brandon Chapoton. “Both teams are showing the improvement that we are expecting at this point in the season.” Hosted by McNeese State, the Cowboy Invitational slated Southeastern against a total of nine in-state schools: Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Northwestern, Loyola, Nicholls, Xavier and Southern. The men took five of the top-10 spots in the 8k race. Philipp Baar impressed once again as he finished the race first overall with a time of 25:14.9. He was followed closely by Justin Adame (26:27.8) who finished fifth, while Cesar Gonzalez (26:31.1) took seventh. Edgar Martinez (26:35.6) and Logan Pittdman (26:37.8) finished ninth and tenth, respectively. The men’s team standings were topped by meet host McNeese (31), with ULL second (66), followed by LSU (73), Tulane (83), Southeastern (146), Northwestern (150) and Southern (225) also posting scores, and Nicholls failing to finish five runners. Abilene Christian at 78th Annual Cowboy JamboreeSTILLWATER, Okla. – Led by sophomore Diana Garcia-Munoz’ eighth-place 5K of 18:45.62 and additional top-20 finishes by Alexandria Hackett and Victoria Gutierrez, Abilene Christian’s women’s cross country team finished third of six teams Saturday at the annual Oklahoma State Cowboy Jamboree. The UIW women had a pair of runner finish just outside the top 10 in the 5K race. Rainy Castaneda (Laredo/United South HS) led the team for a third straight meet finishing 11th with a time of 19:18.18. Christina Rivera (Brownsville/Rivera HS) was right behind her in 12th place with a time of 19:19.87. The team finished with 104 points overall. The Cardinals had a tight pack of runners with only 1:14 separating the five scoring runners. Freshman Clarissa Smith placed 26th with a time of 18:55.7, while freshman Haley Gregoire also finished in the top 50 with a time of 19:26.2 (41st). The Lady Lions placed fifth overall. “I thought our women ran 110 percent better than they did last weekend,” Flanagan noted. “Last time out Sam Houston beat us by about 100 points and they beat us by just 15 today.”- Return to top – With Block sidelined, Wildcat newcomer Sterlen Paul led ACU to the finish line for the first time in his young career with a 25th-place mark of 28:14.75. Coming in behind him were teammates Ryan Cleary (28:34.90), Ryan Woelful (29:26.02), John Baker (29:59.93) and Reid Rivers (30:12.13). The ACU men’s team suffered a big blow after senior team leader Daniel Block was forced to drop out of the race, which resulted in a sixth-place team showing of 156 points. Other Cowgirl finishers included Sarah Booth in 35th with a time of 19:17.5, Angelina Covington in 38th at 19:21.8, Danielle Jones in 45th at 20:11.9, Emily Mouton in 49th at 20:24.9, Lauren Cooper in 51st at 20:36.1, and Monica Fernandez in 54th at 20:47.4. For the third straight meet, Wilkins was NSU’s highest finisher, taking 10th in a field of 74 by running 19:56 over four miles at Enos Derbonne Park. The Wildcats return to action next Saturday with a trip to the Chile Pepper Festival hosted by the University of Arkansas.- Return to top – Freshman Preston Borg was 22nd (26:55.90), while junior Albert Maeder was 24th (26:59.30). Senior Ryan Holroyd was the first current Cowboy runner to cross the line as he finished third among the college runners with a time of 19:32.84 and posted an average mile time of 4:53.2. For the women, Regina Salinas (18:23.5) led the Islanders with a sixth-place finish in the 5k. Senior Vanessa Galindo finished behind Salinas with a time of 18:36.5. Freshman Carissa Piñón finished the race 12th overall while Jasmine Boutte (19:12.7), Liz Romo (19:18.4), Shelby Polasek (19:25.4) and Molly Tucker (19:48.4) finished 15th through 18th, respectively. On the women’s side, freshman Celia Zaeringer once again turned in the fastest Lady Lion time. Setting a new personal best, the New Orleans native completed the 5k race in 17:45.4. The Cowgirls claimed five of the six best times led by winner Monkia Juodeskaite (17:16.49) and bronze medalist Natalie Baker (18:18.26). Belmont’s Hannah Wittman prevented OSU’s attempt for a perfect score by clocking the second-place time of 18:16.70. Garcia-Munoz’ time today was a 24-second improvement over last year’s 39th-place mark of 19:09.02 and landed her right in between Creighton’s Courtney Sawle (18:43.38) and OSU’s Abbie Hetherington (18:50.46). Everyone else behind them had a time above 19-minutes, while all those in front of them were in ahead of the 18:32.00 mark.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid boss Zidane: Being top means nothingby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are top of the table after a 2-0 win over Osasuna.But Zinedine Zidane isn’t getting carried away.”We’re leaders but it means nothing,” Real coach Zidane told the press.”What matters is that we keep going on this track. We have to believe in what we do.”We’ll have complicated times.”Zidane was asked if he was brave to rotate his starting XI, but his response was rather dismissive as he backed his squad.”No,” Zidane said abruptly, “I’m going to count on my 25 [players].”Brave about what? I’m going to count on everyone.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Dench: Losing RVP bigger than Cesc at Arsenalby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong admits losing Robin van Persie to Manchester United in 2012 was a heavy blow.Frimpong was at Arsenal when star players Cesc Fabregas and Van Persie left the club for Barcelona and United respectively.And he claims he was more disappointed with the Van Persie transfer to United in 2012 than when Fabregas left the club a year earlier.Frimpong told Meta Ratings: “I think I was more disappointed when Robin went to Man United because at that time he was the captain and he was the best player in the Premier League, and losing Robin was much more of a blow than losing Cesc because Robin was bringing goals to the game, he was winning us games.“He was playing really well for us at the time so I feel like he was a big blow at the time, and more than when Cesc left.“These things happen in football, and you can’t control it.“It’s something that is difficult for the club when you have players who are on less than a year’s contract, they want to leave and you want to make money; it makes sense.”
With Hong Kong emerging as an important destination for aggressive marketing through the medium of trade fairs, the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has set up India Pavilion at Hong Kong Gifts and Premium Fair in which 38 Indian handicrafts are showcasing their innovative and exquisite gifts and premium products.The show will be held from April 27-30, 2019, at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai, Hong Kong informed Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainKumar further informed that the India Pavilion was inaugurated by Mrinalini Srivastava, Acting Consul General of India in Hong Kong. Ajith John Joshua, Consul (Commerce, Political and Media) also accompanied her and both of them interacted with the participating companies. The fair has been recognised as the largest fair of its kind in the world and an effective platform for designers, manufacturers, and wholesalers to make new business opportunities. More than 4300 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions are participating in the fair including group pavilions from China, Italy, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, Thailand and India displaying wide range of corporate gifts, fashion accessories, green gifts, picture and photo frames, toys and sporting goods, beauty, health and wellness, watches and clocks, luxury gifts, gifts and premium etc. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardThe Indian exhibitors are showcasing a wide range of products, which include handcrafted decorated premium gifts, souvenirs, lifestyle accessories, cotton scarves, necklaces, picture frames, boxes, pen stands, notebooks, shawls, and stoles, etc. Handicrafts sector occupy an important place in the Indian economy and society with largest foreign exchange earner, employment generator for economically and socially backward classes and promoter of Indian ethnic, cultural heritage worldwide,” the Director General of the Council added. Kumar also informed that a large number of buyers from different countries visit the Hong Kong Gifts and Premium fair, EPCH has also arranged roadshow to promote forthcoming 48th edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2019 to be held from 16 – 20 October 2019 at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida.
New York- Gérard Araud, France’s Ambassador to the United Nations, said in a Tweet on Friday that his country would not use its veto power in the Security Council against any resolution on the Sahara. The French diplomat was apparently answering the Polisario and its supporters, who accused France of its willingness to use its veto to block any resolution that doesn’t take into account Morocco’s interests.“Once for all and I stop here. France has NOT threatened to use its veto directly or not. The last French veto was in the 80s,” the French diplomat said. The UN Security Council is scheduled to vote on the renewal of the MINURSO’s mandate on April 23rd. But as in recent years, France won’t have to use its veto power, since the draft resolution that is being circulated to the Security Council members does not include any provision calling for the extension of MINURSO’s mandate to include a human rights monitoring mechanism, a position that has been defended in recent years by the Polisario and its supporters, mainly Algeria, South Africa and Nigeria.In all likelihood the French Ambassador made this tweet while being sure that the UNSC resolution on the renewal of MINURSO’s mandate will be adopted by consensus as has been the case in recent years.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Tulane University safety Devon Walker, who suffered a broken neck against Tulsa on Saturday, was “alert and responsive,” when addressed by family and friends on Monday, according to Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson.Walker was transported to St. Francis Hospital, where on Sunday he underwent three hours of surgery to stabilize his spine. Tulane team doctor Greg Stewart told ABC the procedure was “very successful.”“[The paralysis potential] is certainly a concern,” Stewart told the Tulsa World, “We don’t know what the ultimate outcome is going to be.”As with any severe spine injury, hours are long and dicey and reveal frustratingly little. It will be days or weeks before Walker’s prognosis is determined. He remains in stable condition in the ICU, with significant swelling around his spine. But late on Monday, Dickson shared a touching story on a Tulane conference call.Although Dickson could not give much in the way of a medical update, he said Devon “has not lost his sense of humor.”Dickson shared a story of a conversation he had with one of the nurses about something very important to the 21-year-old, three-year letterman: his hair.“I told [Devon] one of the things that almost occurred was [a nurse] cutting [his] hair,” Dickson said. “I wanted him to know I put up a fight.”Dickson said Walker glanced up from his hospital bed and “gave me that look: ‘Really? Did she really say that?’ ”Then he smiled.Asked if Walker’s hair was cut, Dickson gave a vociferous, “No!”The crown of Walker’s helmet collided with that of a teammate as the two tried to make a tackle, and it was clear Walker was seriously injured. “We quickly realized it was a significant event,” Dickson said.Medical staff from both teams rushed the field and worked on Walker for more than 20 minutes before an ambulance took him from the stadium. Several coaches were in tears as a prayer was led inside the Tulsa stadium.A Tulane website for Walker has been flooded with messages of support. Walker’s parents, Booker and Inez, released a statement saying, “We have been overwhelmed by the amount of concerned well wishes we have received from all over the world. Although we cannot respond individually to all, we thank everyone for the love and support shown to Devon and our family. The medical care that our son has received so far has been outstanding.”