Moroccan suffocates while being smuggled into Spain in suitcase

first_imgA Moroccan man suffocated while being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase stowed in the boot of a car, the Spanish government said on Monday.A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police said Monday.The man’s older brother appears to have tried to smuggle him into Spain by ferry.The older man, aged 34, legally boarded the ferry linking Melilla, a tiny Spanish territory in north Africa, and Almeria in southern Spain with a car on Sunday, a police spokesman said.During the crossing he noticed that his brother was not breathing and alerted the ferry’s staff.Crew members as well as emergency services workers in the port of Almeria tried in vain to resuscitate the man.Police have charged the man’s brother with involuntary manslaughter.The Mediterranean has become the world’s deadliest barrier for migrants and refugees, with 3,500 thought to have died at sea last year and almost 2,000 so far this year. Many are fleeing poverty and violence in the Middle East and Africa.Britain and France urged other European Union states on Sunday to help them tackle a growing crisis in northern France caused by thousands of migrants seeking to make illegal and dangerous crossings to Britain.Four migrants died on Sunday after trying to swim around a maritime fence separating Ceuta from Morocco, the Moroccan authorities said.Related 3 Moroccan Terror Suspects Arrested in Spain Boy smuggled in suitcase into Spain reunited with Mothercenter_img Moroccan among seven arrested in Spain in connection with Islamist militant linkslast_img read more

Fernandes wins Man Utd’s Player of the Month Award

first_imgBruno Fernandes has been crowned Manchester United’s Player of the Month for June – his third consecutive award since joining the club. Bruno Fernandes reportedly had a mixed day against the Baggies The Portuguese gleaned 64 percent of the votes in our Official App, after a stellar month in which he scored three goals as the Reds strengthened the push for Champions League football next season and secured a berth in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final. Fernandes’s fellow midfielder Nemanja Matic came second in the poll, with 20 percent, as he bedded straight into a new-look engine room, behind the effervescent Fernandes and the returning Paul Pogba. Anthony Martial was also nominated for the award, at the end of a month in which the Frenchman registered his maiden hat-trick for the club, against Sheffield United. Our no.9 received 16 percent of the votes, but Bruno was the clear winner. Fernandes’s impact at Old Trafford has been instant and he swept home the February and March awards prior to lockdown, by virtue of his scoring three goals and contributing four assists in his first nine United games.Advertisement Loading… While the COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown the footballing world into chaos, Bruno has emerged from the three-month shutdown as he entered it: with the desire to drive the Reds further up the Premier League table. First, he showed his customary composure to slot home a late penalty at Tottenham to prevent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s unbeaten run coming to a halt at 11 two Fridays ago. Then came the dismantling of the Blades and, while Martial stole the headlines with his three-goal salvo, the Yorkshire club were bewildered by Fernandes’s metronomic midfield partnership with Pogba. read also:Premier League: Fernandes double fires Man Utd masterclass Norwich in the FA Cup provided a different challenge – the Portuguese had to roll his sleeves up and commit to doing the dirty work as the Reds toiled into extra-time: just look at the effort he put in to track back and dispossess the Canaries’ Onel Hernandez as the Cuban threaten to break and sting United late on! But Bruno saved the best until last. On Tuesday night at Brighton, he hit a post early on, before linking up with Pogba – again – to double United’s lead at the end of a half-hour where he had marshalled the hordes of Red invaders camped in the Seagulls’ half. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Rosicky: Gunners ignoring doubters

first_img Arsenal could have been further ahead before half-time in the derby, but both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lukas Podolski missed good opportunities. Spurs also had their chances and it took a superb goalline block from defender Laurent Koscielny at the start of the second half to stop a point-blank range effort by home midfielder Nacer Chadli after a handling error by Wojciech Szczesny. Arsenal, though, could have had a penalty when Koscielny was bundled over by Jan Vertonghen before Hugo Lloris saved Per Mertesacker’s low shot. Rosicky, 33, believes this season the Gunners have all the ingredients to finally end their long trophy drought, with an FA Cup semi-final against Wigan also to look forward to. “When we were 1-0 up in the past, sometimes these games slipped through our fingers,” said Rosicky, who joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in 2006 and recently penned a contract extension. “This time, you could say the defence was outstanding – the two centre-backs were excellent, but on the other side as well, I think we have plenty of improvements offensively [to make] because there were so many moments in some situations when we could have played much better and we would have closed the game earlier. “But maybe in the past we would not have won a game like that.” After facing Chelsea, Arsenal host Swansea next Tuesday night and then Manchester City on March 29. Gunners boss Wenger is expecting a tense run-in for all concerned. “We wanted to get back in the race and the defeat of Chelsea, the win of Liverpool and of Man City away makes the final sprint very interesting,” he said on Arsenal Player. “It is not in our hands because even if we win our game in hand we are still a point behind, but if we continue to win our games that will of course be very important, then it is in our hands. “(Afterwards) then it is just focus, recover, focus and try to win the next game.” The Czech playmaker cracked home a superb goal after just 72 seconds at Tottenham on Sunday, which proved enough to win the north London derby despite plenty of pressure from the home side. Wenger will take charge of his 1,000th match at Chelsea next weekend with his side back to within four points of the leaders, on whom Arsenal also hold a game in hand. Press Association The Gunners, though, remain outsiders for the championship, as Manchester City are expected to go clear at the top having played three less, while Liverpool, currently second on goal difference, impressed after a 3-0 romp at Manchester United. Rosicky, though, stressed confidence was high within the Arsenal squad, who produced the perfect response following the disappointment of a midweek Champions League exit to Bayern Munich. “You cannot influence what the people around you are saying. I mean no disrespect to you (media), but I absolutely don’t care what you are saying – don’t take it negatively, but it is like that,” Rosicky said. “Only what counts is that you come to the pitch and win the game, if you don’t win the game, obviously you are right. “The only thing that you can influence is on the pitch, the truth is on the pitch, nothing else matters.” Rosicky added: “Since I have been in England and playing for Arsenal, it is the first time it has been like this, with four teams basically fighting for the title. “You can see how unpredictable it is – we lost at Stoke (last weekend), Chelsea lost at (Aston) Villa (on Saturday), so every game is very important for everyone. “It can change very, very quickly in two games and of course you talk about Chelsea and Man City, but you have to talk about Liverpool also.” Midfielder Tomas Rosicky says Arsenal will continue to take no notice of their doubters as Arsene Wenger’s side aim to last the distance in the Barclays Premier League title race. last_img read more

Cricket News You Guys Would Have Written A Lot About Me: Rohit Sharma Tells Media After Double Ton

first_imgNew Delhi: When Rohit Sharma was selected as an opener in the Test series against South Africa, there was initially some skepticism. Rohit had been dismissed for 0 in the Board President XI’s warm-up game in Vizianagaram. In Tests, Rohit had not yet shown his mettle like he has done it in ODIs and T20Is. However, in this series, he has not disappointed the fans. In Vizag, he became the sixth Indian player to hit a century in both innings while in Ranchi, he blasted his maiden double ton and shared a 267-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane, who hit his 11th century.Speaking after the end of the day’s play, Rohit hilariously took a dig at the media when asked about how they could have reacted had he not capitalised on his opportunities. “Kafi kuch hone wala thaa naahin toh kaafi kuch aap likh dete mere barein mein (A lot could have happened had I not performed and you guys (media) would have written a lot about me. So it was about making most of the opportunities I got. I knew I had to make full use of it, otherwise media would have written against me. Now I know everyone will write good things about me,” Rohit said. In the process of his knock, Rohit went past 500 runs and he became the fifth Indian opener to reach the milestone. His double century came after India were left reeling at 39/3 in the first morning as he along with Ajinkya Rahane (115) staged a remarkable turnaround with a mammoth 267-run fourth wickekt partnership, the highest versus South Africa. Rohit said this knock was very challenging.”In Tests, it has it’s challenges. Having played only three Tests as an opener, I know I have long way to go. I am not reading too much into these three Tests. Of course, I will take a lot of positives but I am not reading too much into it. Opening the batting is a different challenge to batting at Nos 6-7. It’s just about how you prepare yourself, what you talk to yourself in your mind about what do you want to go out there and achieve. Playing the first ball of the match, compared to facing a delivery after 30-40 overs is a different ball game altogether. There’s nothing in particular that I’ve done in terms of technique,” Rohit said.With success in the Tests against South Africa, Rohit is looking ahead to overseas success and he is aiming to replicate his luck in the series against New Zealand which begins towards the fag end of January 2020. Also Read | Rohit Sharma 212, Ajinkya Rahane 115 Flatten South Africa As India Tighten Grip In Ranchi Test”Wherever you play the new ball, you have to have some understanding of the basics of the game. Which ball you have to play and leave. In certain aspects of the game you have to be mindful of. I was allowing myself to take time rather than going after the ball straightway. It’s not a good idea with a new ball. You got to play with a little lower backlift. In overseas, of course, it’s a different ball game. That’s a challenge and I am awaiting,” Rohit said.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Jimoh Excited with 3SC Clash

first_imgWasiu Jimoh has said that he is set to play against his former team Shooting Stars in a Nigeria Professional Football League game on Sunday.The Anambra Warriors’ forward is anticipating an exciting clash when he faces the Oluyole Warriors.The forward joined the Anambra Warriors during the mid-season transfer window from the Oluyole Warriors.The midfielder still holds high respect for his former teammates but is ready to go all out to help the big spenders secure three points at the Lekan Salami Stadium. “It promises be an exciting game against my former team,” Wasiu Jimoh told Goal.com“Our preparations have been going well and we are ready for the challenge.”We are positive and the spirit is high after the win against Rivers United. We hope to continue from where we left off against Shooting Stars.“Shooting Stars will always have a special place in my heart, I respect them but this weekend I want three points for my team.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UW eager for postseason

first_imgAfter ending its season riding a four-game winning streak, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team now sets its focus on postseason play. However, in order to have a shot at making this year’s NCAA tournament, Wisconsin needs to have a strong showing in this year’s Big Ten tournament, which begins Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich.With its win last Friday against Northwestern, Wisconsin (10-8-2, 3-6-1 Big Ten) clinched the seventh seed in the Big Ten tournament and will face the second seed, No. 20 nationally-ranked Purdue in the first round. If Wisconsin wins Thursday, it will face the winner of the Michigan State-Indiana game in Friday’s semifinal. More importantly for the Badgers, they would not have to play top seed and undefeated Penn State until the championship game, which really excites the Wisconsin players.”We got a gift with the bracket we have,” sophomore goalkeeper Lynn Murray said. “It’s still going to be hard and we’re still going to have to work for it, but it made our hopes and dreams completely possible.”Head coach Dean Duerst agrees, citing the fact that his team would need to play a nearly flawless game to compete with Penn State.”The two teams that we’ll face are teams we know we can beat [versus] Penn State, where everything needs to be aligned correctly [to win],” Duerst said. “In a way, it’s a confidence boost as we’re using every little thing that’s going our way, especially the last four games. We have already kind of played a play in game against Northwestern and we’ve been under that pressure. We’re definitely looking to shut those teams out and our goal is to get a shutout those first two games.”Wisconsin has prior success in the Big Ten tournament’s history. In the conference’s first tournament in 1994 — played in Madison — Wisconsin walked away the victors after it defeated all three opponents by shutout. In the 2002 tournament, hosted by Michigan State, the Badgers won their first two games (both shutouts once again) before losing in the final to Ohio State 2-1. This season’s tournament is no exception, as Wisconsin looks to continue its trend of playing great soccer in high-pressure situations.”We’ve been [to the Big Ten tournament] and we know what it’s like,” Duerst said. “This is my fourth Big Ten final and what I have learned is that you don’t want to get too excited too early. There’s no need for that because then you’re burning extra energy. It is just one game that you can end your season. So, motivationally, that’s going to be on the table. You’re taking small steps to a big goal and that’s a Big Ten title.”Wisconsin’s first round opponent are the Boilermakers of Purdue, who enter the Big Ten tournament with an 11-6-1 overall record and finished second in the conference standings with a 7-2-1 mark. Purdue possesses two outstanding players up front in Jessica Okoroafo and Lauren Sesselmann. Okoroafo leads the Boilermakers in goals, with 10 tallies on the season, while Sesselmann, a first team all-Big Ten selection, led the team in points with 23 on the year. Purdue was also steady in front of the net, with junior keeper Lauren Mason starting all eighteen games for Purdue, posting a 1.13 goals against average. In the two teams’ only matchup this season Purdue tailed the game’s only goal in the 88th minute to sneak past Wisconsin 1-0. This time around, the Badgers are hoping the ball will bounce a little differently.”We’ll make some adjustments (against Purdue),” Duerst said. “Both teams match up really well and both teams play to their strengths. There are a couple different things that we can do without changing our game that may help us … we’ve changed in the way we play since we last played them. I think we have tightened down defensively.”In what has been a difficult and trying season for Wisconsin, things are finally starting to turn around. It’s hard to say how far the Badgers need to advance in the conference tournament to extend their season. However, one thing is for sure according to senior captain Jessica Ring — Wisconsin has a big chip on its shoulders and revenge on its minds.”We’ve had a great year, we have 10 wins and every little win is going to make a difference,” Ring said. “I think we’re just ready to go into the tournament and get some revenge for our season. A lot of close games we lost and they really didn’t go the way we wanted to. We want to play everybody again. It would be great to beat anybody.”last_img read more

Point-counterpoint: Kobe or CP3 for MVP?

first_imgAckerstein:If you thought New Orleans would be one of the NBA’s topfive teams this season, raise your hand.There shouldn’t be very many of you.The Hornets this year, with 55 wins so far, have come out ofnowhere and it’s all thanks to one man, Chris Paul.With a playoff berth already in hand, the MVP award is theonly missing piece to Paul’s season.Paul might not have the scoring numbers of Kobe Bryant orLeBron James, but what he lacks in point production he makes up for in justabout every other phase of the game.The point guard has a ridiculous stat line of 21.1points/11.6 assists/4.0 rebounds, not to mention his 2.7 steals per game.Take Paul away from the Hornets and the team is looking at atop-10 pick in the draft instead of home court advantage in the WesternConference Playoffs.While the Lakers or the Celtics might not have put uprecords like they did without Bryant or Kevin Garnett, each team still wouldhave been better off than New Orleans would have without Paul.There is nobody more valuable to his team than the man whomakes the 55-win Hornets go.If his on-the-court performance and value to his team isn’tenough, just check out his nickname. With his CP3 moniker, Paul has got one ofthe game’s coolest nicknames, which while not necessarily a factor in MVPvoting, should still count for something.He’s got an assist-to-turnover ratio greater than four toone, his team went from sub-.500 to the top of the conference, and his nicknamemakes him sound like a futuristic robot.?Drop him the dime. CP3 is the MVP.?Mason:Yes, Chris Paul and the Hornets have been a pleasantsurprise this season. But when I was in New Orleans over spring break andvisited the Hornets’ arena, I didn’t get the sense that they had an MVPcandidate roaming the Big Easy.Travel to the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, however, andyou’ll find this year’s NBA MVP: Mr. Kobe Bryant.Hard to think Kobe’s never won the award before, given thenumbers he constantly puts up. And this year’s no exception: 28.4 points, 6.3 reboundsand 5.4 dimes per contest. The numbers are right there with Paul’s, and theLakers currently sit a half game above New Orleans for the top spot in theWestern Conference.You’ve also got to look at the talent surrounding bothplayers. The Lakers made a big midseason acquisition in picking up Pau Gasol,and Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum have had double-double seasons as well.Chris Paul’s got an equally strong group of guys around him.David West is putting up better than 20 per game along with 8.9 boards, andPeja Stojakovic has been a solid addition as well.So with such an evenly contested MVP race, how does onedecide the winner?You could look at health. Bynum has played just 35 gamesthis season for LA, and Gasol missed nine games with an ankle sprain. In theirabsences, Kobe carried the team. New Orleans’ top four scorers have all playedin 75 or more games.But perhaps the bottom line is that Kobe has made thosearound him better. He’s less selfish than before — taking fewer shots than hedid the past two seasons — which has allowed his teammates to step up andproduce.?Hey, Kobe and MVP rhyme. Coincidence? I think not.last_img read more

SB : Former SU standout Gibbs helping to turn Colgate around as assistant coach

first_imgThe acoustics of the Carrier Dome amplified Hallie Gibbs’ cheers just loud enough for Leigh Ross to hear. After every half-inning, Ross heard her former player give advice about plate discipline and hitting approach.Gibbs wasn’t coaching or cheering for Syracuse. One of the most prolific softball players in school history – SU’s leading home-run hitter last year – made her return to SU softball as an assistant coach for Colgate.‘I half expected her to cheer for us,’ said Ross, the Syracuse head coach. ‘It was weird to hear her supporting someone else.’SU beat the Raiders 6-0 on Friday, and for the first time since her graduation, Gibbs was Ross’ coaching adversary.A situation that was strange at first, Ross said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGibbs was part of the group who built up the Syracuse softball program the last couple of seasons. The Orange lost 31 games and went 9-11 in Big East play in 2007, the year before Gibbs played the first of her 159 games at third base.SU improved each season with Gibbs at third, though. Last season, Gibbs led the Orange in home runs, RBI and on-base plus slugging, and she ended her career second all-time in home runs. SU ended last season with the best record in school history.Gibbs tore her labrum in her final game, making her future murky. That’s when Ross made phone calls to other programs, asking fellow coaches if they had room on their staffs.After a short search, Colgate offered Gibbs a role as an assistant coach. She took it soon after.‘I wasn’t sure if I wanted to coach at first,’ Gibbs said. ‘But I asked myself, ‘What do you know more than softball?’ After that, I had coaching responsibilities, and I haven’t looked back.’Gibbs said having those responsibilities against her former team was strange. On one hand, she wanted her players to be better than the Orange. On the other hand, her Raiders were playing against her ‘tight-knit family.’Even now, many SU players used the word ‘family’ to describe their relationship with Gibbs. Pitcher Jenna Caira, who came to SU one year after Gibbs, said she missed her at preseason practices when the team started getting ready for this season. Second baseman Stephanie Watts said she texted Gibbs regularly after those practices, updating her former teammate on how this year’s team looked.Through those texts, Gibbs learned about her successor at third base, freshman Carey-Leigh Thomas. When Thomas hit a three-run home run off Colgate pitcher Rachel LeCoq, Gibbs knew her teammates provided an accurate scouting report.‘I had to give her a high-five after that home run,’ Gibbs said. ‘What an athlete she is. Defensively, she’s already as good as I was, and if she keeps hitting like that, she could be great.’Thomas said having Gibbs at the game made her home run a torch-passing moment.‘I think it showed that I can fill in for her,’ Thomas said.Gibbs’ new team might need her advice more than her old team does. The Raiders have only won five games and struggled to string together any offense against Caira’s superior pitching.But if one person is going to key Colgate’s turnaround, Ross said, it’s Gibbs.‘You can see in in their batting stances that they’ve greatly improved (since last season),’ said Ross after the game. ‘She’s going to help things change, and I’m happy she’s still around the game.’nctoney@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on March 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Nick: nctoney@syr.edu | @nicktoneytweetslast_img read more

Boban Marjanovic, Tobias Harris share sad Twitter exchange following free agency signings

first_imgWhen the news broke, Harris took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the news. I’m not crying, you’re crying 😢. NO!!! IM CRYINGGGGGGGG!! 😢😢😢😢 https://t.co/ETkAogwyO0— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) July 3, 2019This tweet started the sweetest, most heartwarming exchange between the former teammates.😰 pic.twitter.com/6OB6lYyuA9— Boban Marjanovic (@BobanMarjanovic) July 3, 2019Just know, the show must go on!!!! Happy for my brother @BobanMarjanovic go do what you do in Dallas brother! 🙏🏽😢🙏🏽 #Bobi&Tobi pic.twitter.com/4WQEnBgHSu— Tobias Harris (@tobias31) July 3, 2019Thank you brother!! #Bobi&Tobi 🤝 https://t.co/ZbuketK7Bu— Boban Marjanovic (@BobanMarjanovic) July 3, 2019The Tobi-Bobi bromance will be missed. We’re going to miss Bobi & Tobi 😢 #FreeAgentFever pic.twitter.com/wyajGT3VOq— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 3, 2019We’re just going to leave this video of Tobias Harris giving Boban dancing lessons here. pic.twitter.com/f6PnGi8LSg— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) January 12, 2018Harris just signed a five-year, $180 million contract with the 76ers, while Marjanovic has found a new home with the Mavericks. The NBA’s largest player (7-3, 290 pounds) agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with Dallas on Wednesday.The two were traded together from the Pistons to the Clippers in 2018, and then from the Clippers to the 76ers in 2019.NBA FREE AGENCY TRACKER: Full list of signings, best available players The Tobi and Bobi Show has been canceled after three seasons. Tobias Harris and Boban Marjanovic, teammates since the 2016-17 season, have been split up.last_img read more

VIDEO: Canadian Police Invests In Uganda Police

first_imgVIDEO: Canadian Police Invests In Uganda PoliceKampala, Uganda | NBS TV | The Uganda Police Department of Fire Prevention and rescue Services has asked government to beef up the staff component in the Rescue department with necessary skills, equipment and technology to help them execute their mandate.Rose Mary Wawire the Deputy Director attributes failure to save property to lack of equipment and inappropriate skills. This was during the donation of fire-fighting equipment worth millions of shillings to the Uganda Police.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more