Fuel truck bomb kills more than 40 in northern Syria: monitor

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first_imgRami Abdul Rahman, head of the Britain-based Observatory, a monitor with a network of sources inside Syria, said “at least 46” people had been killed and 50 wounded, some critically, adding that the death toll could rise.At least six pro-Turkish Syrian fighters were among the dead, he added.In a post on its official Twitter account, the Observatory said 11 children were among those killed.It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast, one of the largest to rock Afrin since Turkish troops and allied rebels seized the region from Kurdish forces in March 2018 after a two-month air and ground offensive. Topics : A fuel truck bomb in a market in northern Syria killed at least 46 people including Turkish-backed rebel fighters on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The blast in Afrin, a city controlled by Ankara’s proxies, came as people went shopping in preparation to break the Ramadan fast, according to the US State Department, which condemned the attack as a “cowardly act of evil”.Photos released by the Syrian Civil Defence rescue workers, also known as the “White Helmets”, showed firefighters battling to douse flames amid gutted buildings and rescue workers carrying charred bodies away from the scene on makeshift stretchers.center_img The Turkish defense ministry blamed the attack on the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it views as a “terrorist” offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).”The enemy of humanity PKK/YPG has once again targeted innocent civilians in Afrin,” the Turkish ministry said on Twitter.US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the attack had claimed the “lives of dozens of people shopping in the central market as they prepared to break the Ramadan fast”.”Such cowardly acts of evil are unacceptable from any side in this conflict.” The PKK has been waging a bloody insurgency in Turkey for three decades.In January, at least seven people were killed in a car bombing in Azaz, another northern city held by pro-Turkey forces, according to the Observatory.The Syrian conflict has killed more than 380,000 people since 2011 and forced more than half of the country’s pre-war population from their homes.last_img read more

2-4 Hibiscus La, Holloways Beach posts $4m sale

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first_img TOP TEN SALES FOR 2019 4.1168 Mossman-Daintree Road, Rocky Point. $1.585m, Quaid Real estate. He said beachfront properties were being snapped up this year with the agency selling another three on Kewarra St at Kewarra Beach. “I’m finding the buyers are a mix of 50/50 locals and those from outside Cairns,” he said.“Pre-election the market was certainly very soft, but there was a bit of relief after the election results so hopefully sales will strengthen towards the end of the year.“It’s been well-reported we’ve had a soft start to the tourism season but we’re on a good run to Christmas now.“Certainly from our point of view, we’ve sold more properties over that $1 million mark than we have in years. I think it’s a combination of sellers recognising the market is not tracking as well as they’d thought and meeting the market.” 31 Gloucester St, Whitfield 5. 72A Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach. $1.5m Belle Property – Cairns (sold 2018, settled February 2019). 7 Brindabella Quay, Trinity Park 2. Brinsmead 3. Trinity Park More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 3 Richmond Court, Mooroobool Beachfront properties like 2-4 Hibiscus Lane are being snapped up in Cairns this year.Quaid Real Estate also posted a good year with Tom Quaid making his biggest personal sale this year with 1168 Mossman-Daintree Rd at Rocky Point for $1.585m.His colleague Jay Beattie sold 46-50 Buckley St, Yorkeys Knob for $2.1m to interstate buyers.The property has a dilapidated home on the site but was sold as land.RE/MAX Cairns newcomers Udo Jattke and Tiffany Krause hit the ground running with sales in the top 10.Former property developer Mr Jattka sold 6 The Peak Rd at Brinsmead for $2m and Ms Krause, fresh from Toowoomba, found buyers for 3 Richmond Crt in Mooroobool, which sold for $1.08m. 8. 34 Zanzoo Cl, Redlynch.$1.1m (sold 2018, settled January 2019). Twomey Schriber Property Group – Cairns City.center_img 72A Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach 9. 31 Gloucester St, Whitfield.$1.09m. LJ Hooker – Cairns Edge Hill. 1. Holloways Beach 2-4 Hibiscus La, Holloways BeachA local snapped up 2-4 Hibiscus La at the southern end of Holloways Beach for $4m. The 2679 sqm block has 65m of beach frontage and is set over two spacious levels. 2-4 Hibiscus La, Holloways BeachCAIRNS’ biggest sale in six years has been recorded on the prestigious northern beaches.Belle Property sold 2-4 Hibiscus La for $4m in March this year, topping the list of sales for the Far North in 2019.According to CoreLogic data, it well and truly eclipsed 2018’s top seller, 22-24 Brindabella Qy, Trinity Park, which was sold by FNQ Hot Property’s Nathan Shingles for $2.65m. Principal Nicholas Slatyer sold the property to the former owners nine years ago and said the five-bedroom, four-bathroom beachfront home went to a local buyer. 6 The Peak, BrinsmeadFive bedrooms, two kitchens, a teppanyaki bar next to an Infinity pool with spa and electronic control of the entire home was worth the $2m price tag for 6 The Peak Rd. 6. 7 Brindabella Qy, Trinity Park. $1.4725m. FNQ Hot Property – Trinity Park 7. 70 Kewarra St, Kewarra Beach. $1.335m. Belle Property – Cairns 34 Zanzoo Cl Redlynch Cairns Post RE 10. 3 Richmond Ct, Mooroobool. $1.08m. RE/MAX Cairns. 6 Ragamuffin Qy, Trinity ParkCreated as a unique family oasis, the $1.973m residence at 6 Ragamuffin Qy comes with its own 12m pontoon, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a cracking view.last_img read more

England star revealed as father of model Goodman’s ‘miracle’ lovechild

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first_imgLauryn Goodman last night revealed the father of her “miracle” love child is England ace Kyle Walker. We told last month the model was expecting a baby with a Premier League ace. And she has now said that the dad is Manchester City full-back Walker, who will become a father for the fourth time when she gives birth soon. Kyle Walker has moved out of his and Annie’s home, as it was revealed he is the father of Lauryn Goodman’s baby Lauryn, who had been told she could not get pregnant naturally, spoke out after internet trolls bombarded her with messages asking: “Who’s the daddy?” She told The Sun on Sunday: “I want to set the record straight because I am getting inundated with messages asking who the father is.” “I have been harassed and it is causing me stress in the third trimester of my pregnancy. Rumours and gossip are starting to circulate and I’d rather people heard it from the horse’s mouth so I want to stop all the speculation once and for all. “Kyle Walker and I are expecting a baby in April and it was conceived during a period we had both split from our previous partners. This will be the last time I comment on it and I will only be sharing the positive journey going forward.” Lauryn Goodman split from her agent ex-boyfriend Dane Rashford last year Walker and Lauryn, both 29, had a brief relationship last summer after she dumped football agent Dane Rashford — brother of Manchester United striker Marcus. Walker dated Lauryn while still living with his long-term partner Annie Kilner, 27. But he and Annie were experiencing relationship difficulties at the time after The Sun on Sunday revealed reality TV star and model Laura Brown had claimed to have slept with the Three Lions full-back. Last April, Laura, 30, messaged Annie and alleged that she and Walker had slept together numerous times after meeting in a Manchester nightclub in September 2018. He moved into an £8,000-a-week city centre flat before returning to the £3.5million mansion he and Annie shared with their three young children. But after confessing to Annie that he was set to become a dad again with Lauryn, he moved out and is now living in a nearby flat. The Sun on Sunday had told Lauryn was expecting the child with a mystery footie star after she was pictured with a baby bump on the beach in Barbados. The older sister of 2015 Celebrity Big Brother housemate Chloe Goodman later confirmed the pregnancy on Instagram, calling it her “little miracle”. Lauryn said specialists had warned her she would never be able to conceive naturally because she suffered from endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Loading… She said: “I was told I would have to have IVF treatment. I was put into an early menopause at the age of 27.” “It was the hardest thing to hear, as a woman, being told you cannot fall pregnant in a way nature has intended. It really was hard to swallow.” “With that in mind, although my current situation is not ideal given my medical circumstances, having a baby naturally is the biggest miracle and blessing I could ever have been given and I am thankful everyday.” “I am speaking out because I want to raise awareness for PCOS, endometriosis and infertility.” “I have had a lot of women reach out to me to share their stories and to say how my pregnancy has given them hope that one day they too can have their own miracle baby.” “I’m so excited for the new journey which lies ahead for me and our baby.” The Sun on Sunday understands ex-fashion boss Lauryn found out she was pregnant in November during a routine trip to hospital to have a scan on a kidney problem. It means the baby was conceived last July. Lauryn, of Hove, East Sussex, is now preparing for her baby’s birth in April. She is surrounded by the support of Chloe, also due to have a baby with QPR footballer Grant Hall in May, her other sister Amelia plus her parents. She added: “I’m from a really traditional, respectable family so I was really scared to tell my dad because he’s got old fashioned values, ‘got to have a boyfriend etc’.” “But when I told him the circumstances, he understood and said, ‘Knowing everything you’ve been through, this is a miracle baby and a gift from God’. Chloe and I are both going through similar pregnancies so she has been a great support to me.” “We are both due within a few weeks of each other so we’re looking forward to helping each other and Amelia is really excited to become an aunt as well.” Lauryn says the baby was conceived while they had both split from their previous partners Read Also: Man City vs West Ham axed as Storm Ciara block out sport schedule Walker met Annie when she was 16 and he was an 18-year-old at his hometown club Sheffield United. At the 2018 World Cup, she was pictured cheering on the Three Lions in the stands alongside Rebekah Vardy, wife of striker Jamie. And Annie and Walker gave an interview to OK! magazine in which she revealed she would like to try for another baby. He was previously caught texting Playboy model Carla Howe while in France preparing for Euro 2016. 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Bulldogs Results At Spartan Classic

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first_imgThe Batesville high school wrestling team traveled to Connersville to participate in the annual Spartan Classic.  This is a 2-day event that brings in 32 teams from around the state.  This year’s overall team champion went to Carmel High School with Roncalli in 2nd place.  The Bulldogs ended the tournament in 28th place with one wrestler in the placing rounds.Michael Deal, a senior in the 132 lb class, wrestled well in the tournament finishing with 4 wins and 2 losses earning a 7th place finish. Deal started the tournament with a technical fall over his opponent from Indian Creek outscoring his opponent 15-0.  Deal’s second opponent was from Carmel where he earned another victory pinning his opponent in 31 seconds.  Round three had Deal facing off against Ethan Smiley of Beech Grove.  Smiley ended Deal’s winning streak by winning the match 21-8 and eventually a first place finish with Most Valuable Wrestlers honors for the tournament.  Deal rebounded from this loss and beat his Fishers opponent by pin in the 3rd period which earned him a spot in the placement rounds.  Deal’s 5th opponent came from Roncalli where he fell by a 10-5 decision.  The final match ended in another pin by Deal against Carmel ending the tournament with a respectable 7th place finish.The Bulldogs had another  good performance from freshman JT Linkel in the 126 lb class.  Linkel ended the tournament with 2 wins and 2 losses.  Linkel had wins over opponents from Franklin County and Fort Wayne Snyder.  Jon Vincent in the 138 lb class and Axel Garcia in the 170 lb class both finished with 1 win and 2 losses.  Vincent pinned his Centerville opponent in the first period and Garcia pinned his opponent in the 2nd period.Additional wrestlers competing for Batesville were Caleb Bischoff-Niese, Ethan Meyer, Chris Schene, Nick Schneider, Abram Garcia,  Drew Garbarini, and Max Foutch.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill basking in pride after Euro qualification

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first_img “We saw all the good things in Northern Ireland tonight. The bond between crowd and team is really, really strong.” Davis was a fitting figurehead on such a historic night, opening the scoring with a close-range finish then seeing an 18-yard header loop in to make the points safe. But his influence on this side extends far beyond two goals or one evening’s work. “Steven’s performance was out of this world. He is a magnificent captain,” said O’Neill. “Anyone in the squad will validate that opinion. “That gives you an indication of the type of player and person he is. “He’s never been unavailable, never asked for a rest or come off. “We’ve come from an era where Northern Ireland players were criticised for not being available at certain times, but in this squad we have real togetherness and spirit. “For those players who’ve been through campaign after campaign and been through loads o disappointments – and had a lot of criticism – this is their moment as much as it is mine. “The likes of Steven, Jonny Evans, Gareth McAuley, Chris Brunt, Aaron Hughes. You couldn’t meet better professionals.” Davis admitted Northern Ireland were “desperate” to guarantee qualification in front of their own fans in Belfast rather than leaving the moment for Sunday’s match in Finland. “It was a magnificent night and we couldn’t have asked for it to go any better,” he said. “It’s a dream come true. We were aware it could have gone to Sunday, we were prepared for that, but we really wanted to get it done tonight. “No better place to do it in front of our fans who have pushed us all along this campaign. “If you need motivation for this then there’s a problem. I think all the lads were desperate to get ourselves (to France). It’s a huge achievement for the squad and the country and we’re going to enjoy tonight and then look forward to Sunday.” Manager Michael O’Neill spoke of his pride at guiding Northern Ireland to their first major tournament in 30 years after a famous victory in Belfast. A brace from inspirational captain Steven Davis and a first international goal for Josh Magennis saw them to a 3-1 win over Greece and sealed passage to Euro 2016. It will be the country’s first summer finals since the 1986 World Cup, earning O’Neill and his squad a special place in Northern Ireland’s history. “It’s just an amazing feeling, thinking what we have to look forward to,” he said. “I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved and it’s the highest point of my career for certain, either as a player or a manager. “I have enjoyed this job, even when the results were difficult. I have enjoyed the challenge of trying to make an impact and improve football here in Northern Ireland and qualification for the Euros will do that.” O’Neill will not want for plaudits in the days or weeks to come, job offers too perhaps, but he has no intention of hogging the limelight. Instead he wants his players to take centre-stage. “This is a special moment for and I’m lucky my wife and kids were here tonight because they’ve not been since my first match,” he said. “It’s special to share these moments with the right people but it’s about the players. “To see their reaction is where I get the real buzz. Press Associationlast_img read more

Campbell-Brown out of 200m heats

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first_imgTWO-time 200 metres Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown failed to make it out of the heats as the event got under way at Rio 2016 yesterday.Campbell-Brown won the event in 2004 and 2008, but was pipped to the podium in London four years ago, finishing fourth in the final, 0.24 seconds behind USA’s Carmelita Jeter.The 34-year-old insisted in the build-up to the Games that retirement was not in her thoughts and had run a season-best 22.29 seconds twice this year.That time would have topped the ranking in the heats, but she could only manage 22.97 as she finished third in the final heat, just the equal 27th-fastest time and not enough to progress to the semi-finals.last_img read more

Intensity paying off for men’s hockey team

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first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team, fresh off a sweep of conference opponent Alaska-Anchorage, takes its show on the road next weekend to No. 5 North Dakota. The Fighting Sioux split with defending national champion Denver last weekend in their first conference action of the year.One of the Badgers’ toughest rivals, North Dakota will give the Badgers a physical weekend of play, according to Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves.”I think the first thing that comes to mind is the intensity. It’s always a physical series,” Eaves said of Wisconsin’s upcoming opponent. “Number one, that’s the way they play. Number two, it’s a smaller rink so there’s going to be more contact.”The Badgers have gone 0-4-1 in their last five games in Grand Forks, last winning 3-2 early in the 2001-2002 campaign. They hope to turn things around this weekend, and they will have to do it against an aggressive team.”I think that’s the kind of game that we’re used to playing against them, and I don’t think that will change this weekend as well,” said Eaves.Brian Elliott enduresThe goaltender for the Badgers had some foot problems that bothered him throughout the offseason. Yet Eaves said, despite the offseason issues, Elliott has come back from his physical problems quite successfully.”He did have some problems with his foot, but there was no surgery needed,” Eaves said. “Based on his numbers alone, the fact that he’s come back and he’s played back-to-back games for the first time in a long time, he’s held up very well.”Elliott is 4-1-1 this season with a .940 save percentage and 1.48 goals against average, good for second in the WCHA in both categories. He stopped a career-high 35 pucks in a tie against St. Cloud State on Oct. 21, and he has allowed two goals or less in the team’s first six games of the season, a mark that ties him for the fourth-longest such streak in school history.”He’s doing what I think his teammates thought he would,” said Eaves. “They were together all summer, shooting on him, and they’re saying, ‘He’s tough to score on, Coach,’ and he’s continued that into the season.”Badgers prepare for small UND iceThe small ice surface at North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena presents a problem for teams like the Badgers that are used to playing on Olympic-sized ice. Coach Eaves will have his players practicing this week at the Dane County Coliseum, the former home of the Badger hockey team, where the ice is relatively smaller and can prepare the Badgers for what they can expect against the Fighting Sioux.”Time and space becomes more of a premium, and so this week we, too, will practice on a small sheet Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for this weekend,” said Eaves.The surface at North Dakota is enough to make some teams claustrophobic, and it changes many of the game’s dynamics.”Things just happen a lot quicker,” Eaves explained of the differences. “We always encourage our kids to be a good chess player and know what they’re going to do with the puck before they get it. They really have to step that up going into a smaller rink. There’s less time and space, and so ice, space, and time become a premium, and we’ll work on that during the course of this week.”Intensity paying off for WisconsinIn Wisconsin’s sweep over Alaska-Anchorage last weekend, Eaves saw some things he liked, especially with regards to intensity and offensive rhythm.”We made a big step this weekend in the fact that we were consistent in our effort. For six periods we were pretty close to playing with great intensity and support around the puck and away from the puck,” Eaves said. “We talk about time and space. When Anchorage had the puck, we took away their time and space. To allow a team fewer than 25 shots a game is pretty good.”The Badgers now sit atop the conference with seven points in the standings, just one point ahead of Minnesota. The team is also tied for third in the conference in scoring, with 3.33 goals per game, something that encouraged Eaves.”It’s nice that we got a little bit more of a flow in our offense as well going into North Dakota,” Eaves said. “We said earlier that what took place this weekend was potential with our team in terms of scoring, and it happened. So I think we’re in more of that flow and more of that rhythm, and we’ll hopefully carry that with us up to North Dakota.”last_img read more

Jefferson to be altered for walking, biking

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first_imgJefferson Boulevard will be altered to provide a more pedestrian-friendly environment as part of the new Village at USC plan.Bicycle · Plans show the university will add bike lanes on both sides of Jefferson Boulevard when The Village is constructed. – Ani Kolangian | Daily TrojanThe existing parking lanes will be converted to pedestrian and bicycling lanes, but the current travel lanes will remain intact.The change is intended to provide a pedestrian link between university facilities and reduce the flow of automobile traffic.Brian League, executive director of university real estate development, said the bike lane proposal, which needs approval from the City of Los Angeles, is intended to provide a safer environment for the community and students.“When we implement this new plan those bicyclists will have 6-foot dedicated bikes lanes on both lanes of Jefferson,” League said. “The bicycle lanes make much safer conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.”Dept. of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle said the new pathways on Jefferson will help reduce traffic flow and create a more student-friendly environment.“[Altering] a street or the number of lanes are effective techniques that engineers use to slow down traffic,” Carlisle said. “If [traffic flow on] Jefferson is [altered] then both the traffic and speed will be reduced, which will make it safer for all bicyclists and pedestrians.”Adrienne Scotti, a senior majoring in psychology, said installing bike lanes could help prevent accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians.“Jefferson could be safer for bikers,” Scotti said. “If bike lanes are added, it might force people to be more considerate of other bikers that also share the road.”Tyler Hicks, an undeclared sophomore, said she does not see the point of making Jefferson more pedestrian friendly because it would cause more problems than it would solve.“It is not a good idea to [alter] the street because a lot of traffic runs through Jefferson,” Hicks said. “It’s a major inconvenience for the people that live around Jefferson.”last_img read more

Penalties plague Syracuse in 5-1 loss to Robert Morris

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first_img Published on January 17, 2020 at 9:42 pm Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ The Syracuse ice hockey team has struggled with penalty trouble all season. On Jan. 17 against a red-hot Robert Morris power play, the Orange just could not keep the puck out of the net.Robert Morris (13-8-2, 7-2 College Hockey America) scored in the first five minutes of each period on Friday night en route to a 5-1 win over Syracuse (6-15-1, 5-3-1). SU, on the other hand, took a similar amount of shots but couldn’t find the back of the net.In total, Robert Morris converted on two power plays in addition to a a six-on-five score. An early penalty on Brynn Koocher sent Robert Morris to the power play. The Colonials have the fourth-best power play in the nation (26.4% conversation rate) and wasted no time scoring and taking an early lead over the Orange. The rest of the first played out to a draw as SU went into the first intermission down only one goal.The second period started just like the first as Robert Morris scored a goal less than five minutes in. However, this time Syracuse responded within 40 seconds to make the score 2-1. That was the closest SU came to mounting a comeback as penalty trouble came back to hurt the Orange. Midway through the second period, a delayed penalty call on Lindsay Eastwood allowed the Colonials a brief six-on-five advantage which they did not waste. Going into the third period, it was a repeat of previous games as penalty troubles handicapped an Orange team with the sixth-most penalty minutes in the nation. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU entered the final period trailing 3-1, but another quick goal from the Colonials put the game out of reach.  A late power-play goal from Robert Morris on a second Koocher penalty ended the scoring and handed SU a resounding 5-1 loss. Commentslast_img read more