Rohr Lists Moses, Ighalo, Others to Battle Algeria

first_imgSuper Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has called up captain John Mikel Obi, assistant captain Ahmed Musa, goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and 21 others for next month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against the Fennecs of Algeria in Uyo.While he has retained the bulk of the squad that defeated Zambia 2-1 in Ndola earlier this month to establish Nigeria at the top of Group B of the African race, the Franco-German tactician has also beefed up the playing body with in –form Israeli –based midfielder John Ogu and Nigeria’s top scorer at the Olympic Men’s Football Tournament in Brazil, Oghenekaro Etebo.Germany –based defender Leon Balogun, back from injury, also returns while English Premiership stars Victor Moses and Odion Ighalo are also called.Former junior international goalkeeper Dele Alampasu and Dutch –based defender Tyrone Ebuehi are also invited.Players are expected to start arriving at the team’s Bolton White Apartment in Abuja on Sunday, 6thNovember.The Super Eagles welcome the Fennecs at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Saturday, 12thNovember in one of the potentially most explosive games of the African series.FULL LIST:Goalkeepers: Carl Ikeme (Wolverhampton Wanderers, England); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (FC IfeanyiUbah); Dele Alampasu (FC Cesarense, Portugal)Defenders: Leon Balogun (FSV Mainz 05, Germany); William Paul Ekong (Haugesund FC, Norway); Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor FC, Turkey); Uche Henry Agbo (Granada FC, Spain); Tyrone Ebuehi (ADO Den Haag, The Netherlands); Abdullahi Shehu (Anorthosis Famagusta, Cyprus); Musa Muhammed (Istanbul Basaksehir, Turkey); Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege, Belgium), Kingsley Madu (SV Zulte Waregem, Belgium)Midfielders: John Mikel Obi (Chelsea FC, England); Ogenyi Onazi (Trabzonspor FC, Turkey); Wilfred Ndidi (KRC Genk, Belgium); Oghenekaro Etebo (CD Feirense, Portugal); John Ogu (Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Israel)Forwards: Ahmed Musa (Leicester City, England); Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City, England); Moses Simon (KAA Gent, Belgium); Victor Moses (Chelsea FC, England); Odion Ighalo (Watford FC, England); Brown Ideye (Olympiacos FC, Greece); Alex Iwobi (Arsenal FC, England)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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UW runs up-tempo game

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWith a roster laden with freshmen and sophomores, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team took the ice for the first time this season last weekend. The Badgers opened up with offensive prowess, something the 2006-07 team struggled to attain and maintain. Wisconsin scored seven goals over the weekend, and according to a much-surprised UW head coach Mike Eaves, could have scored even more.”Well, I think the surprise was sitting on the bench and seeing firewagon hockey,” Eaves said during a press conference Monday. “We didn’t see that much in our previous five seasons here, but we have people that can really get up and down the ice.”Even the game that we lost, we had a chance realistically to win that game 6-5. The kids never quit playing, and if they did anything, they tried too hard.”Some of the younger freshman defensemen weren’t ready for the pace of the game, though.”We have to help the young people understand when the right moment is to get involved offensively — only experience and repetition in practice will solve that,” Eaves said. Although the players can get up the ice, put a lot of points on the board and have great puck handling skills, Eaves says the firewagon hockey style also presents some challenges; at times players would push too far forward in the offensive zone leading to man advantages going the other way.”There was five guys below the tops of the circles in the offensive zone and two of those guys were our defensemen, so that’s pretty unusual,” Eaves said.It is also a benefit.”The fact is we’ve got people with giddy-up in our horse, and that’s something that we can build on, and it goes back to when to make those decisions to go so that you have balance in your attack,” Eaves said.With a bye week coming up in two weeks prior to the start of conference play, Eaves will have extra practice time with his young players to straighten out the lack of balance in their attacks and some of the technical miscues.”In all actuality it’s probably a good schedule for us with having such a young team because we’ll be able to set in stone even more so — because of the repetitions in practice — the way we want to play,” Eaves said of this year’s early bye week.This weekend will be the first opportunity for Wisconsin fans to see the men’s hockey team in action. Former Badger Ryan MacMurchy said that this year’s team has a lot of talent, and Eaves believes the fans will be able to see that as well.”They’re going to see a team that can skate, pass the puck, has a bit more giddy-up in their step and makes some things happen offensively, so it’s going to be a little bit of a different look,” he said.Opening year on roadUnlike in seasons past when the men’s hockey team opened up the season at home against good nonconference teams, this year the Badgers traveled out to Dayton, Ohio, to play in the Lefty McFadden Tournament.While playing for the first time as a team is always a good feeling, according to Eaves, the fact that Wisconsin started out on the road also offered it an opportunity to build some team unity.”Well, going on this trip was a chance to have everybody come on the road,” Eaves said. “There are no real distractions when everywhere you go you’re together, and I think that can be a big benefit.”I think just going on the road and being around each other was a B-12 shot for us.”Engel out of actionAfter scoring the first goal of his collegiate career in Friday night’s win over No. 8 Notre Dame, senior defenseman Josh Engel was forced out of the Lefty McFadden Tournament with an undisclosed injury.Eaves said that Andy Hrodey, the trainer, had not spoken with the doctors as of the Monday press conference so Engel’s status remains unknown.With 18 of the 27 players on the roster underclassmen, Engel’s senior leadership would be missed should he miss any significant time.last_img read more

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Keck minor offers firsthand experience

first_imgChristopher Chou | Daily TrojanThe doctor is in · Sean Nordt, assistant dean of pre-health studies, heads the only health care studies minor program in the United States.Sumeet Sidhu, a senior majoring in health and humanity, has learned a lot about wilderness survival. He knows how to build a shelter by scavenging his surroundings and has studied the effects of hypothermia firsthand by jumping into 50 degree waters off of Catalina Island. But Sidhu is not a boy scout. He has taken MEDS 465: Wilderness and Survival Medicine, a course offered through Keck School of Medicine of USC’s health care studies minor program.The health care studies minor is the first of its kind in the United States, as courses are taught by Keck faculty but at the undergraduate level. This provides undergraduate students interested in medicine with a direct link to a professional school, as well as access to teachers and mentors within the health sciences.For Anna Catinis, a junior majoring in health and human sciences, the program has allowed her to access multiple volunteer and research opportunities.“There’s this saying, ‘It’s not about the classes you take, it’s about the connections you make,’ and I think in a lot of cases that can be true,” Catinis said. “But this minor is a really wonderful exception in that the classes you take lead to the connections you make.” Through the minor, Catinis has been able to access Keck faculty and work alongside principal investigators when conducting research. She has also shadowed physicians in the Emergency Room of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles alongside medical students, which she said provided her with a more realistic view of her career path.“Shadowing the medical students is really relatable since they were in your shoes just a couple years before,” Catinis said. “You get to see what you’ll be doing in the next step, rather than 10 years down the road.”Catinis currently conducts clinical research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The minor has also allowed Catinis to explore the medical field without taking classes she deemed unnecessary. “I ended up changing my major so that I could double-minor and fit in all my classes, and cut out some of those upper-division science classes like genetics and microcell biology,” Catinis said. “I have never regretted it — it’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve made at USC so far.” According to Sean Nordt, assistant dean of pre-health studies and the director of the minor in health care studies, the minor is open to students of all majors, and students are not required to declare the minor in order to take courses within the program.“We’d love for anyone who wants to take the minor to do so, but we’re happy if someone just takes one course and dips their feet in it,” Nordt said. “The program is for anybody, not just for pre-med.” Caroline Vance, a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, said the health care studies minor was crucial in allowing her to pursue a new career path without changing her major entirely. “I was contemplating a career switch midway through college, and I ended up using the minor to get more introduction to health care and clinical medicine,” Vance said. “It completely revolutionized my future and changed the way I see the world.”For Sidhu, the program’s largest appeal was its access to Keck faculty and a wide range of course offerings, such as MEDS 425: Medical Examiner-Coroner: Investigating Death.“It’s taught by the chief coroner of Los Angeles county, who testified at O.J. Simpson’s trial and led the autopsy on Michael Jackson,” Sidhu said. “He told us his office was really busy a couple weeks ago, and we were all pretty sure he was talking about Carrie Fisher.”The minor provided Vance with research opportunities and real-world hospital experience that allowed her to bridge the gap between the content she learns in class and what she plans to do in the future. “It verifies that is what you want to do with your life,” she said. “You really get to see the light at the end of the tunnel — you’re working hard so that you can have these awesome clinical experiences, so it all seems worthwhile in the end.”last_img read more

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Dougherty: Hack publishes dad’s ‘Life Rules’

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ This is about my dad, Paul Dougherty, so it could be about a lot of things.It could be about how, after Little League baseball games, he’d tell every player on the field to get a free cone at our family’s ice cream shop up the street. “Tell them to put it on Paul,” he’d say, and a generation of kids grew up calling him Paul the Ice Cream Man. That was so cool.It could be about how, before my first middle school dance, he pulled me aside and said everyone deserves to have fun. “If no one asks a girl to dance then you should,” he’d say, all the way until my Senior Prom. That was so caring.It could be about how, right when I started high school, he was diagnosed with tonsil cancer and showed me how to be strong. “I’ll be OK, just take care of your mom,” he’d say, and after months of radiation treatment and chemotherapy he was right. That was so brave.Instead it’s about him being the genesis of my young sports writing career. About something he’s told me, so many times, that I roll over in my head as words to live and write by.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“If I could go back and do it all again, I’d want to be a sports writer,” he’d say, his voice carrying a wistful tone of what-if. “Looking back, that would be my dream.”So I’m using my last space in The Daily Orange to make that dream come true. To publish his words in the sports pages of a newspaper. It’s the least I could do after all he’s given me.Below are his rules to life, which he sent to me in the exact format they appear without knowing I’d be using them in this column.Life Rules by Paul DoughertyDo not talk about yourself, let others do it.Be good to and respect others.Say I love you to your mate at least once a day.Say I love you to your kids more.Read Dr. Seuss now and as an adult.Always cut your own lawn.Read to your kids.Read.Listen to music, to some really listen.Don’t wait to talk, listen.Call your mom.Have a sense of humor.Be able to laugh at yourself.Be a team player.Don’t quit.Give a homeless person money, don’t worry about what he spends it on.Put money in a random expired parking meter.Play an instrument, even if you are not good at it.Watch your favorite movie, a lot.Find the Big and Little Dipper.Take naps.When alone, sing.Do not — do not judge others.Be a courteous driver.Slow down on exit ramps.Be true to your home town teams.Have a catch, whenever you get the chance.Make sure you are home for Christmas.Learn the rules of baseball.Never stop learning.See the Grand Canyon.Don’t litter.Eat ice cream.Play card and board games.Own a convertible, at least once.Listen to older people, they’ve been there.If you get the chance to be nice, take it.Dance.Across the last four years, I’ve often found myself wondering what great sports writing looks like. Sounds like. Feels like. I haven’t quite figured it out, and never fully will. But I do think great sports writing — the stuff that hits in such a way that you have to take a deep breath before turning each page — is empathetic, reflective of a reader’s life and capable of making the little things feel not so little at all.I think great sports writing looks, sounds and feels a lot like Paul Dougherty’s Life Rules. So thanks dad, for showing me that the writer I want to be is the one you would have been.Let’s go see the Grand Canyon someday soon.Jesse Dougherty was a senior staff writer at The Daily Orange where his column will no longer appear. He can be reached at jcdoug01@syr.edu or on Twitter at @dougherty_jesse.-30- Comments Published on May 3, 2016 at 12:03 amlast_img read more

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Ghana seal World Hockey League Round 2 berth

first_imgThe Ghana male hockey team defeated Nigeria to win the Hockey World League Round 1 tournament held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra.Ghana came from behind to beat their age-long rivals, Nigeria, 2-1.Shadrach Baah was the hero of the day when he connected a pass from Elekim Akaba to give Ghana the maximum points at stake.The match winner, delivered in the 64th minute, sent the stadium into a frenzy as the fans celebrated the feat which earned  Ghana a slot in the Hockey World League Round 2.Earlier in the 54th minute, Emmanuel Ankomah connected a pass from close range to equalise for Ghana after trailing in the first half.Meanwhile, the  Ghana women hockey team also qualified for the Hockey World League Round 2  after defeating favourites, Kenya, 1-0 in their last match After wasting countless goal scoring opportunities,including eight penalty corners, Elizabeth Opoku made amends for her earlier misses when she connected Umaru Nafisatu’s pass in the 66th minute to set the stadium alight.Moments after the goal Kenya had attacked from all angles with the view of equalising but the defenders of Ghana stood firm,protecting their lone goal advantage.last_img read more

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Angels open facilities for limited workouts, ‘prefer’ to hold second spring training in Anaheim

first_imgMLB submitted to the players a 67-page document outlining the accommodations that would be made to prevent the spread of coronavirus within the sport, including everything from frequent testing to bans on mound visits.This week baseball officials are expected to present a financial proposal to the union. MLB owners have contended that players should accept less than their pro-rated full salaries if they are to play games without the revenue of ticket sales. Players believe the issue was settled when they agreed to be paid only for games played, rather than their full salaries. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros The Angels have opened Angel Stadium and their minor league facility in Tempe, Ariz., for limited workouts for players on the 40-man roster, general manager Billy Eppler said on Monday.Eppler also said the team would “prefer” to hold its formal workouts in Anaheim, instead of Arizona, if and when teams are cleared to begin officially preparing for a shortened season. Under the current proposal, each club could chose the site of its workouts in an abbreviated second “spring” training.At the moment, with Major League Baseball and the Players’ Assn. still negotiating the terms of the sport’s return to the field, the Angels are among a handful of teams gradually reopening baseball facilities.The Angels are allowing players to work out on the field or in indoor facilities, in Anaheim and Tempe, provided they are in groups of four or fewer. At least six other teams — the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays — have opened baseball facilities in the past week. The Seattle Mariners are planning to open their spring training facility on Tuesday.The Dodgers’ facilities at Dodger Stadium and in Glendale, Ariz., are open only for injured players to rehab, but not for healthy players to participate in baseball workouts, a club spokesman said.Opening the facilities marks a small step toward the resumption of the sport, with owners and players currently negotiating the financial and health considerations required to emerge from the coronavirus shutdown.MLB has reportedly proposed an 82-game schedule beginning around July 4, with games played in home parks and without fans, at least initially. Teams would play all games within their division and the corresponding division in the other league.A spring training reboot would begin sometime in June, with teams having the option of returning to Florida or Arizona or working out at at their home park. Related Articles Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

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Wellington baseball/softball teams lose at Clearwater Thursday

first_imgGame 2 — Clearwater 5 Wellington 31 2 3 4 5 6 7      R   H   EWHS       0 0 2 0 1 0 0      3   5   3CHS        1 0 4 0 0 0 0      5   6   4W – Robinson      L – Hucka title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”https://twitter.com/Cueballnewscow” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. Game 2 – Clearwater 13 Wellington 8WHS 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.    8 11 3CHS 4 1 1 0 4 3 x.    13 12 2 WP WarrenP Adams 2.1I 6H 6R 3ER 3BB 1KLP E Goodrum 3.2I 6H 7R 6ER 5BB 1K McComb 1/3 2R 1BB SBP Adams 2/4 1R 2RBI DBLBuck 3/4 2R 2RBI DBL TRIPLEDeJarnett 1/4 1R 2RBI DBLOathout 2/4 1RBI DBLE Goodrum 0/4M Adams 0/3 1RBI 1BBT Zimmerman 0/4A Goodrum 2/4 2R. Sumner Newscow report — It was a rough evening for both the Wellington girls softball and boys baseball teams as they returned from a 10-day hiatus Thursday.The Wellington girls softball team lost to Clearwater 13-6 and 13-8. The Wellington boys lost 8-7 and 5-3.These were league contests. Wellington has one more week of games before regional play begins on Friday. The Wellington baseball team travels to Kansas City Turner on Saturday. The girls softball team will travel to Valley Center on Monday. Both teams wrap up the regular season on Tuesday when they host Andover.  The post season will begin thereafter.Girls softball: In game one, Clearwater got off to a quick 4-0 start in the first inning and never looked back en route to a 13-6 victory.Carlie McComb was 3-of-4 at the plate with a double for the Crusaders. Ryleigh Buck was 2 of 4 with a 2RBI triple and home run. Madi Adams was 2 of 3 with two doubles.In game two, Clearwater again got off to a 4-0 first inning lead and Wellington could not comeback. Wellington scored four runs in the fifth and seventh inning.Buck was 3 of 4 at the plate with two RBIs, a double and triple. Peyton Adams had a 2RBI double.center_img Wellington baseball: Wellington boys fell to 8-8 losing two games to league foe Clearwater.The Crusaders opened with a 4-0 lead but Clearwater came back to score three runs in the bottom of the second. Wellington added one run in the top of the third to make it 5-3. Clearwater then made most of its damage in the fifth and sixth inning scoring five runs to take an 8-5 lead.Wellington scored two runs in the top of the seventh but could not get a game tying run.In game two Clearwater survived four errors to win 5-3.Clearwater scored four runs in the bottom of the third and that sustained it for the rest of the contest.Game 1 — Clearwater 8 Wellington 71 2 3 4 5 6 7     R   H   EWHS          0 4 1 0 0 0 2     7   7   1CHS          0 3 0 0 1 4 x      8  10  1W – Layton.    L – Macias Game 1 – Clearwater 13 Wellington 6Wellington 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 — 6 12 3Clearwater 4 0 2 3 0 4 x — 13 12 2Winning pitcher: TeufelLosing pitcher: Dry 6I 12H 13R 7ER 3BB 1KMcComb 3/4 1R 1RBI DBLOathout 0/4Buck 2/4 1R 2RBI TRIPLE HR SBDry 0/4P Adams 1/4 1R DBLDeJarnett 2/4 1R DBLM Adams 2/3 1R 2RBI 2DBLHamel 1/3Mullen 1/3 1R Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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James Robert Chaney, 54, Wichita: April 29, 1960 – Nov. 28, 2014

first_imgJames Robert Chaney, 54, of Wichita, died November 28, 2014.James was born April 29, 1960 in Belleville, Kans. He was the son of E.J. and Margie (Hall) Chaney and graduated from Belleville High School in 1977. James enjoyed golfing, watching any kind of sporting event, especially KU sports.James is survived by his father, E.J. Chaney of Rancho Viejo, Texas; brother Mitchell and wife Susan of Brownsville, Texas; son Kendric Chaney of Wichita, Kansas; special friend Valarie Holmes of Wichita, Kansas.He was preceded in death by his mother, brother Steuart and his wife Lechia Chaney.Memorial services will be held on January 7, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington.last_img read more

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Uganda’s Nanyondo and Nakaayi blaze into Monday’s 800m WC final

first_imgUganda’s Halimah Nakaayi reacts after the Women’s 800m semi-final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 28, 2019. PHOTO AFP 800m Nanyondo 2nd Semi 1, into FINAL Nakaayi wins Semi 3, into FINAL 10,000M women’s FINAL RESULT Stella Chesang Rachael Chebet Juliet ChekwelNext action Monday 9.50pm 3000 M Steeplechase final (Peruth Chemutai) 10.10pm 800 M Final (Nakaayi, Nanyondo)Prizes Finalists win…. $60,000 $30,000 $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $6,000 $5,000 $4,000Doha, Qatar | AFP | Ugandan athletics fans will keep their figures crossed in the run-up to Monday’s World Athletics Championships 800 final despite two of their athletes advancing in style Saturday.Winnie Nanyondo (1:59.75) was in charge of her semi-final heat, but seemed to struggle in the last 50 minutes with what looked like a thigh strain. She could face a late fitness test to make Monday’s final.Her colleague Halimah Nakaayi won her semi-heat convincingly in a season best 1:59.35, but images midway the race seemed to show her pushing and shoving in the pack. The incident could be reviewed by the IAAF technical committee on Sunday.The other race of the day involving Ugandans was the women’s 10,000 metres final that was won by Sifan Hassan. She secured her first global outdoor title on Saturday as the Dutch runner won the women’s 10,000 metres in the fastest time this year of 30min 17.62sec in Doha.The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born athlete — who came to the Netherlands aged 15 as a refugee — stormed home clear of former compatriot Letesenbet Gidey who clocked 30:21.23. Agnes Tirop of Kenya took bronze in 30:25.20. Ugandans will not be in action on Sunday, and return Monday night for the 3000m steeplechase final, and the 800m races. This will be followed by the steeplechase on Tuesday.Gold medal favourite  Joshua Cheptegei (left) will run the 10,000m final a week from now, on the final day October 6, a day after Stephen Kiprotich in the marathon.Superb Nakaayi race“The stand-out athlete in the women’s 800m qualifying was Uganda’s small but powerful 24-year-old Halimah Nakaayi,” reported the IAAF website.IAAF.Org described how she ” bundled her way between leaders Eunice Sum of Kenya and Natoya Goule of Jamaica like a latter-day Steve Ovett before surging on to win the last heat in a season’s best of 1:59.35.”“Had Goule not gone on to advance as a non-automatic qualifier, there might have been an appeal but as it was the Ugandan, who had earlier bumped Sum, the 2013 world champion, from behind, advanced without bother.”Ugandan team – Women (10)400 MetresLeni SHIDA800 MetresHalimah NAKAAYIWinnie NANYONDO1500 MetresEsther CHEBETWinnie NANYONDO5000 MetresSarah CHELANGAT10,000 MetresRachael Zena CHEBETJuliet CHEKWELStella CHESANGMarathonLinet Toroitich CHEBET3000 Metres SteeplechasePeruth ChemutaiMen (12)1500 MetresRonald MUSAGALA5000 MetresOscar CHELIMOStephen KISSA10,000 MetresJoshua CHEPTEGEIJacob KIPLIMO 1Abdallah Kibet MANDEMarathonStephen KIPROTICHFred MUSOBOSolomon MUTAI3000 Metres SteeplechaseAlbert CHEMUTAIBenjamin KIPLAGATBoniface Abel SIKOWOShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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President Trump Signs Executive Order Against Social Media Outlets

first_imgTrump’s order directs federal agencies to reexamine some of the legal protections that social media companies currently have under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from liability for content posted by their users.Specifically, the executive order requests clarification from the Federal Communications Commission regarding the conditions under which restricting access to content is determined to be done in “good faith” and protected by the law.The order also directs federal agencies to stop paying in order to advertise on platforms that “violate free speech principles” and reestablishes the White House “Tech Bias Reporting Tool.” That means complaints can be collected from users and forwarded to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC could then report publicly on the complaints and possibly pursue lawsuits against the companies. In terms of the original tweets regarding the mail-in ballots, the president tweeted this follow-up on Thursday: President Trump signed an executive order targeting social media companies on Thursday afternoon, two days after Twitter issued a fact check on two tweets the president authored.The executive order removes liability protection for websites such as Facebook and Twitter, opening such platforms to lawsuits.Mr. Trump has relied on Twitter as a frequent communication tool since before his 2016 presidential campaign. He has also used it to make official announcements.“There’s nothing I’d rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account,” Trump said Thursday, shortly before signing the order.On Tuesday, Twitter flagged several of the president’s tweets about mail-in ballots for potentially misleading information.In response, he tweeted:last_img read more

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