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Zimbabwean presidential candidates sign peace pledgeZimbabwean presidential candidates sign peace pledge

first_imgMedics attend to people injured in an explosion during a rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe June 23, 2018. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/via REUTERSSeveral Zimbabwean presidential candidates and political parties condemned the assassination attempt over the weekend on Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa and signed an agreement to have a peaceful campaign ahead of elections at the end of July.zimabMnangagwa was speaking at his first rally in the second city of Bulawayo, an opposition stronghold where the ruling ZANU-PF has not won in national elections since 2000. Image courtesy: ReutersZimbabwe’s opposition spokesman Nelson Chamisa, left, of the Movement for Democratic Change speaks at a news conference. Picture: ReutersNeither Mnangagwa nor Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the biggest opposition party, the MDC, attended the meeting but their representatives signed the agreement, which was drafted by the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission.There are 23 candidates standing for president in the July 30 elections, the first without former president Robert Mugabe since independence in 1980.The explosion at the end of Mnangagwa’s rally in Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo, on Saturday killed two of the president’s aides and was the first serious violence in the current election campaign. Medics attend to people injured in an explosion during a rally by Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe June 23, 2018. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/via REUTERSlast_img read more

Video: Browns Coach Mike Pettine on the Loss, McCown’s Injuries, State of the TeamVideo: Browns Coach Mike Pettine on the Loss, McCown’s Injuries, State of the Team

first_img Related TopicsAlex MackBarkevious MingoBrownsCardinalsJoe ThomasMike PettineNFLPaul Kruger Matt Loede CLEVELAND – Browns head coach Mike Pettine faced the music on Sunday following the teams’ 34-20 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday at First Energy Stadium. From talks about why QB Josh McCown was left in the game when it was clear he was hurt to the swirling trade rumors from the pregame on players like Alex Mack and Joe Thomas, Pettine seemed again to be on a firing line taking questions.Below are three post game videos from the coach – the first are just post game remarks on the loss, the second a quick update on McCown and why he was left in, and the third a ‘state of the team’ and where they are at 2-6 after the loss and having a short week playing in Cincy on Thursday against the 7-1 Bengals. center_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more

Claudio Ranieri’s managerial career – in numbersClaudio Ranieri’s managerial career – in numbers

first_imgSee also:Chelsea and Fulham youngsters shine in England Under-19 winThe things he said: New Fulham boss Ranieri’s memorable quotesNew boss Ranieri says Fulham should aim highFulham axe Jokanovic and appoint RanieriThe highs and lows of Ranieri’s eventful careerHow it all went so badly wrong for Jokanovic at FulhamWhat Ranieri said at his first news conference as Fulham bossRanieri wants strike partner for MitrovicClaudio’s starts – a look back at three of Ranieri’s previous first matchesCan Leicester’s miracle man defy the odds again at Fulham?Ranieri’s top priorities as the new Fulham bossJokanovic insists he would have turned things around at FulhamBurgers on the menu if Ranieri stops the rot at Fulham Claudio Ranieri led Leicester to the title in 2016. [Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire]Claudio Ranieri has taken over as Fulham manager, replacing the sacked Slavisa Jokanovic.AdChoices广告Here’s a looks at the former Chelsea boss and Leicester title-winner’s managerial career in numbers.17 – teams managed by Ranieri – Fulham are his 16th club, in four different countries and with two spells at Valencia, while he also briefly managed the Greece national team.209 – Premier League matches as a manager for Ranieri in six seasons with Chelsea and Leicester, winning almost half of them (104). He has over 1,000 games as a manager across his career.5,000-1 – Leicester’s title odds in 2015-16 when Ranieri led them to glory. Fulham are currently available at the same odds with several bookmakers to claim the crown this season.10 – their winning margin in points as they lost only three games all season – home and away to runners-up Arsenal, and against Liverpool at Anfield.10 – Ranieri is one of only 10 managers to win the league title in the Premier League era. Only Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho have more than one title.297 – days between Leicester winning the league and Ranieri being sacked following a terrible start to the 2016-17 season.4 – his reign with Greece lasted just four matches, before a defeat to the Faroe Islands saw him sacked.39 – all of Jokanovic’s Premier League appearances came under Ranieri’s management at Chelsea, having been the Italian’s first signing for the club. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Nyantenkyi wants Kevin Prince Boateng backNyantenkyi wants Kevin Prince Boateng back

first_imgThe Ghana football association President Kwasi Nyantakyi believes the presence of Kevin Prince Boateng in the black stars is vital.The German born-Ghanaian footballer announced his decision to quit the international football last week. His resignation came as a shock to many Ghanaians who were expecting to see him help the black stars win the AFCON 2012 in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. Mr. Nyantakyi in an interview with joy sports underlined the overwhelming importance of midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng to the success of the Black Stars.According to him, he will like the player return to the black stars but it remains unclear if the football association has any plans to convince the play maker to rescind his decision.“We need him, he is a very good player and we need good players”. Nyantakyi told JOY Sports.He added that, the player will be welcomed if he decides to come back to the team.last_img read more

Issa Rae celebrates her ‘Ebony’ cover in style; joins other black women celebs tapped for September 2018 issuesIssa Rae celebrates her ‘Ebony’ cover in style; joins other black women celebs tapped for September 2018 issues

first_imgHBO/Anne Marie FoxIssa Rae is slaying the September issue of Ebony magazine.The Insecure creator and star shared three posts on Instagram showing off her various styles from the upcoming issue, dubbed as the “Fashion Issue.”On the cover of the mag, Issa is seen wearing a black Vera Wang tulle gown from their FW 2018 collection paired with accessories by Jennifer Fisher and Fallon Jewelry.Rae adds the simple caption, “I’m on the cover of @ebonymagazine‘s September issue!”Rae’s cover is important to note because she joins other black women celebrities who have also nabbed coveted September issues.Those women included Beyoncé who covers Vogue; Rihanna covering British Vogue; Tiffany Haddish covering Glamour, Tracee Ellis Ross covering Elle Canada, Zendaya covering Marie Claire, and Slick Woods covering Elle.Ebony magazine also saluted Rae’s stunning covering adding a behind the scenes video of Rae’s shoot with an inspiring caption.“From Awkward Black Girl to one of the most talked about ‘Insecure’ TV Producers, Black Creators in Hollywood,” the caption read. “Our EBONY CoverGirl @issarae blesses our September #FashionIssue. Link in the bio to witness the #BlackGirlMagic in the making with Issa.”Insecure returns this Sunday at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO.last_img read more

Darlene Love revives a late night tradition, performing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” with classroom instruments on “The Tonight Show”Darlene Love revives a late night tradition, performing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” with classroom instruments on “The Tonight Show”

first_img Related Andrew Lipovsky/NBC(NEW YORK) — Nothing says happy holidays like Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” and on Monday’s Tonight Show, the legendary rock & roller brought back a late night tradition, joining host Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and guest Anna Kendrick in the Tonight Show Music Room for a performance of the modern holiday classic — performed with classroom instruments.In the recurring segment, Fallon and his house band The Roots back music artists for a version of one of their popular songs using instruments you would find in a classroom, like tambourines, xylophones, hand clappers and kazoos.Love’s performance of the song during David Letterman’s tenure on CBS’ The Late Show became a holiday tradition that lasted 28 years, and she even told Vanity Fair back in 2014 that she would retire the song from late night television after Letterman retired.Other artists that have joined Fallon for classroom versions of their songs include Metallica, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, One Direction, Mariah Carey and Madonna.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Healing watersHealing waters

first_imgHe was one of about 150 autistic youngsters at a daylong camp sponsored by the nonprofit Surfers Healing. By the end of the day, he gained the approval of his surf instructor, who told me Ryan was “most mellow.” “He’s awesome,” said volunteer instructor Josh Harper, a 25-year-old surfer from San Clemente. “A little intimidated at first, but once he was out there, it was a whole different story.” Surfers Healing was founded by Danielle Paskowitz and her husband Israel, a former competitive surfer, whose son Isaiah is also autistic. It takes another parent to understand the challenges facing the families of autistic children. Surfers Healing provides all the instructors, plus lunch for campers and their families, and backpacks full of prizes, clothes, CDs and toys – everything for free. The organization survives on donations, most given by the campers’ families and friends. Ryan spent most of the afternoon playing in the sand and getting accustomed to the water on the shoreline before taking his turn about 2:30. We met some friends from Ryan’s school who were also participating in the surf camp. Noah Winkle, Bradley Hopkins and Kenneth Baxter, all second-graders at Helmers Elementary in Santa Clarita, went out before Ryan. Noah, who was at his third surf camp, had his turn before we got there. He was spent afterward, and napped away the rest of the afternoon. Bradley and Kenneth went out together around 1 p.m. Each surf camper gets two rides, but it took a while for a good set of waves to come in. But neither the campers nor the instructors were bothered by the poor surf. They waited patiently, knowing the time in the ocean was probably more therapeutic than actually riding the waves. For a typical kid, the first time on a surfboard means the opportunity to feel the power of the ocean and the freedom in the waves. But for youngsters with autism – who have difficulty communicating and adjusting to change – there’s no telling how they’ll react. Some jumped in the water without coaxing, others kicked and screamed. The instructors were infinitely patient, playing with the campers, pointing out pelicans swooping and diving, and helping the kids find their moms and dads on the beach. When it was Ryan’s turn, he made it up onto his knees, then told Harper, “No more fast rides.” That would be a Disneyland reference. The first and last time we went to Disneyland, Ryan mustered the courage to ride the Matterhorn with great success. Then we tried Space Mountain, which wasn’t so successful. After Space Mountain he told me no more fast rides. In Ryan’s mind, surfing probably seems more like Space Mountain than the Matterhorn. While Ryan seemed to enjoy his time in the ocean and on a surfboard, he said later that he didn’t like the “big pool” or the cold water, and didn’t want to try surfing again. But later that night, we watched some video I shot of the camp. He was smiling and laughing at some of the footage. Surfing made him happy. And that made me cry. [email protected] (818) 713-3715 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! My son Ryan was diagnosed with autism when he was 3, after his pediatrician suggested that his solitary behavior wasn’t simply the shyness that I’d figured he’d outgrow someday. With the help of a cadre of therapists, he spent the next three years being taught how to do things most “typical” kids learn naturally – walking and talking, jumping and skipping, even eating and playing. And on Saturday, my 6-year-old son joined the ranks of thousands of other typical Southern California youngsters, riding the waves at Surfrider Beach. His mother watched nervously from the shore. His 1-year-old brother played in the sand. I kept a watchful eye, wondering if Ryan would have the courage to actually stand up on the surfboard as it came in. last_img read more

Women’s European Championships 2017: Lionesses edge closer to quarter-finalsWomen’s European Championships 2017: Lionesses edge closer to quarter-finals

first_img1 Steph Houghton celebrates with her team mates Jodie Taylor scored her fourth goal in two games at the Women’s European Championship as England closed in on the quarter-finals with a 2-0 victory over Spain.Arsenal striker Taylor fired in a hat-trick in Wednesday’s 6-0 thrashing of Scotland in England’s Group D opener, and sealed a hard-fought win for the Lionesses with another in rain-soaked Breda after Fran Kirby had given Mark Sampson’s side an early lead.England were made to work harder than anticipated against technically gifted opponents and ran themselves to a standstill after Kirby had ensured a dream start.They were also fortunate to benefit from some strange refereeing by Italian referee Carina Vitulano in the 75th minute when she changed her mind after appearing to award Spain a penalty for handball.England, third favourites for the tournament and unchanged from the side which battered the Scots, were given a let-off in the opening exchanges.Skipper and central defender Steph Houghton’s penalty-area slip let in Vicky Losada, but the Spain midfielder failed to hit the target and England made them pay by taking the lead in the second minute.Birmingham forward Ellen White’s slide-rule pass dissected Spain’s defence and Kirby kept her composure as she raced clear into the penalty area to side-foot the ball inside the near post.England, who secured a third-place finish at the World Cup in Canada two years ago, looked full of confidence and struck again in the seventh minute, but Ellie Bright’s header from Jordan Nobbs’ free-kick was harshly deemed offside.Houghton blazed over following more good work by Kirby soon after, while both sets of players were struggling to keep their feet during a persistent first-half downpour.Spain, who beat England 3-2 at Euro 2013 as former manager Hope Powell’s side crashed out at the group stage, enjoyed the lion’s share of the ball and were patient with it, but failed to test England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley before the interval.Bardsley was quick off her line to snaffle Sampedro Bustos’ neat through-ball as the pattern continued early in the second period.England’s fitness levels were truly tested as they chased and harried tirelessly, but Spain, who beat Portugal 2-0 in their opening match, continued their mastery of possession.Putellas Segura just failed to latch on to Paredes Hernandez’s curling ball into the box. Spain probed and teased, but could not break down England’s well-disciplined defence.England were given another big let-off in the 75th minute when referee Vitulano appeared to point to the penalty spot only to change her mind after White had slipped and inadvertently handled the ball.Instead of handing the ball to Spain for the spot-kick, Vituano gave it to England goalkeeper Bardsley – to the fury of the Spanish bench.England took full advantage to finish strongly and, when the ball broke for Taylor in the area with five minutes to go, the striker clinically clipped the ball home to ensure victory.last_img read more

Bookingcom to discuss multigenerational workforcesBookingcom to discuss multigenerational workforces

first_imgOnline travel agency Booking.com will discuss the ageing workforce and how employers can create a reward package to suit a multi-generational workforce at Employee Benefits Live 2015.Luke Sondelski, global manager, compensation and benefits at Booking.com, will speak at a session entitled ’From Gen Y to the ageing workforce: developing effective reward strategies for different generations’, on the afternoon of 21 September. He will present the session alongside Caroline Bendelow, director of people and performance at Age UK, and Tammy Palmer, head of people development at Age UK. Sondelski explains that the lengthening age-range of employees impacts staff across generations, and the way in which employers use benefits to engage and motivate these generations should be tailored in response to this.He says: “It impacts the ageing workforce themselves, who want to continue to add value in the workplace as the world quickly changes, as well as the difficulties that come with age, and the newer workforce who need to take on management and leadership from the ageing workforce, which may require new skills.”He believes that different generations of staff require different benefits, and that a one-size-fits-all approach will be ineffective.Sondelski hopes that delegates attending the session at Employee Benefits Live will be inspired by some of his ideas about tackling the ageing workforce.He says: “I hope those who attend will try something new or consider a different perspective when addressing different generations’ benefits.”Employee Benefits Live 2015 will take place on 21-22 September at Olympia National, London.View the full conference programme and register to attend.last_img read more