Topics : The town served as an important stronghold for the LNA during its attack on Tripoli and the Kaniyat fought alongside the LNA in the southern suburbs of the capital.A GNA justice ministry official, Nasser Ghaita, said it had issued 23 arrest warrants over the case and asked for UN technical help. The GNA said on Saturday that “entire families” had been killed.The LNA has denied its forces were responsible for any of the bodies found in the mass graves and has called for the United Nations to investigate reports of violations committed by pro-GNA forces in Tarhouna. GNA forces found 106 bodies in the hospital and local people discovered eight mass graves around Tarhouna, prompting the United Nations to call for an urgent and open investigation.Libyan Red Crescent representative Faisal Jalwal told a news conference that 29 of the bodies found in the hospital had been identified and that they included women and children.Kamal Al-Siwi, head of the GNA’s missing persons bureau, said about 10 bodies had been disinterred from one of the eight mass graves that had been found.Tarhouna had for years been controlled by the local Kani family and its armed group, popularly known as the Kaniyat, which had been loyal to different sides during Libya’s chaotic civil war. Bodies of children were among those found in the Libyan town of Tarhouna after eastern-based forces and their local allies withdrew this month, Red Crescent and Tripoli government officials said on Tuesday.The evidence of what rights groups have called possible war crimes came as Libya’s frontlines suddenly shifted, displacing thousands of civilians and leaving a trail of landmines hidden in residential areas.The internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) retook Tarhouna, southeast of Tripoli, on June 5 as an offensive by the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) to capture the capital collapsed.
Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 11:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Xhaka is no longer Arsenal captain (Getty Images)When it was suggested that Xhaka should not have reacted in that manner, Wenger said: ‘You can always but it doesn’t mean in any club… it’s not the motorway,‘You have people with passion, with the pressure they are under, with the disappointment they carry out, they have sometimes reactions you don’t want.‘But you have to remind people of the behaviour you want. Arsene Wenger says Granit Xhaka is an ‘intelligent’ player (beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger has come out in support of Granit Xhaka after Unai Emery decided to strip the midfielder of the Arsenal captaincy this week.Xhaka has not played for Arsenal since he hit back at supporters as he was booed off the pitch during the draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium last month.Emery confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now replaced Xhaka as captain, while the Switzerland international’s future at the Gunners is in major doubt.Wenger, however, insists Xhaka is an ‘intelligent’ player and understands why the midfielder lashed out at Arsenal supporters during the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t talk a lot about Arsenal, I just support them,’ Wenger told beIN Sports. Arsene Wenger breaks silence on Unai Emery’s handling of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal Unai Emery is under pressure at Arsenal after a run of poor results (Getty Images)‘I think Xhaka is an intelligent player, contrary to what I heard in recent weeks.‘Finally he apologised and that’s what he [Emery] wanted from him.’Asked if he felt Xhaka was captain material when he signed him, Wenger said: ‘He was captain at [Borussia] Monchengladbach.‘I don’t think he was captain with me, it depends maybe in Europa League games or League Cup games, I don’t know.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Granit Xhaka gestures to Arsenal fans after getting booed off against Crystal Palace (NBC)‘I’m a supporter who wants a team to win, so that’s all.‘For me it’s very difficult to have any assessment on Arsenal because it will be straight away interpreted when you’ve been at the club for such a long time.‘So I’m just a supporter, when they don’t win I’m not happy, when they win I’m very happy.’But when asked about Emery’s decision to remove Xhaka as captain, Wenger replied: ‘As a manager you have to face these kind of decisions.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We always face the unexpected as a manager, you have to make quick decisions.‘I think Arsenal Football Club is respected all over the world because it’s built on values and everyone has to respect these values and the manager has to get them to be respected.‘Arsenal, for me, had always had a touch of class, for me football today in the modern era has a huge responsibility on the way we behave, the way were are examples, Arsenal are part of the big clubs in the world and we have to show that.’ Advertisement
Flag Order Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf ordered the United States and commonwealth flags on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor U.S. Representative Elijah E. Cummings, who passed away Thursday, October 17.“Rep. Cummings was a trailblazer, a life-long advocate for fairness and civil rights, and a fearless defender of our democracy,” said Gov. Wolf. “Our prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be sorely missed.”The United States and commonwealth flags shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Friday, October 18, 2019. All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Gov. Wolf Orders US, Commonwealth Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Rep. Elijah Cummings October 17, 2019
Fultz, 20, will be sidelined three to six weeks after being diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome.That means he could be out until mid-January.The Sixers are 5-2 since Fultz’s agent, Raymond Brothers, surprised the Sixers by telling them that Fultz wouldn’t play or practice until he saw a specialist about what originally was thought to be a shoulder problem.Instead of seeing one specialist, Fultz saw 10 over a stretch from last week into the start of this week, according to Philly.com. When one finally diagnosed the issue, Brothers told ESPN before he informed the team, which was en route to Toronto when the news broke.According to Philly.com, there is lingering tension over the situation:Fultz is well-liked within the Sixers organization. Publicly, the team has expressed its support for him during his ordeal. However, privately, it is skeptical about the situation and how it’s been handled by Fultz’s agent, Raymond Brothers. …Brothers said the (thoracic outlet syndrome) condition is preventing Fultz from shooting a basketball properly. Sources have long said his shooting woes were mental. It’s no secret that the team sent Fultz to several prominent doctors, but none found anything to prevent Fultz from shooting the ball.On Wednesday, however, Brown said he’s relieved that a possible root of Fultz’s on-court struggles has been pinpointed: “Personally, I’m happy that there has been some judgment, there’s been an assessment.”The 76ers are 17-9 after Wednesday’s loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors snapped a four-game winning streak. Sixers coach Brett Brown doesn’t expect guard Markelle Fultz’s projected lengthy absence to affect the team’s on-court performance, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have an impact at all.”We miss him. I miss his company. I miss him being around,” Brown said Wednesday (via Philly.com).
Children’s laughter can be heard at the Olympic Pool Otoka in Sarajevo where children with disabilities are socializing and preparing for their first club competition in the healthiest sport – swimming.Besides children with disabilities and difficulties, autistic children and those with Down syndrome are swimming as well. They are all part of the swimming club “Spid”, which is the first and only club in BiH intended for persons with disabilities.Nine months ago, swimming coach and master of the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education Amel Kapo noticed that people with disabilities come to the Olympic pool, but no one pays attention to them.He decided to establish the club in March this year for all persons with disabilities from five years old onwards, which today are practicing and training free of charge. Since rare institutions supported this project, the cost of the lease of the term at the pool are co-funded by several companies.“From March to now, we have a total of 45 members from all over BiH: Sarajevo, Kladanj, Visoko, Zenica, East Sarajevo… This is necessary at the national level, not only at the cantonal level. Our main goal is rehabilitation, re-socialization and inclusion of people with disabilities, to include them in all spheres of our society, without prejudice. There are also typical children, and the goal is to learn the basics of swimming and work together,” said Kapo.He claims that many children who were unable to move until yesterday, with swimming as a sport that increases endurance and strengthens muscles, are now independently enjoying in the water.Under the motto “We are all equal in the water “, they are training three times a week.“I really like to swim, because I’m not afraid of water, I have great time on training, we make super jumps. I have good friends here, I come to every practice. I am preparing for the competition, and I want to compete and to deal with swimming when I grow up,” says eight-year-old Borna Vasic from East Sarajevo.(Source: fokus.ba)
Nelson Leafs face a must win as the Cyclone Taylor Cup enters Day two Friday at the NDCC Arena.Victoria Cougars rained on the parade of the home side, scoring five second-period goals to rout the home side 6-1 in action Thursday night before a disappointing home crowd at the NDCC Arena.The Leafs now face archrival Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7:30 p.m.The Hawks, tied with Victoria for top spot in Cyclone Taylor Cup standings, opened with a 4-1 win over Aldergrove Kodiaks.The Cougars, three-peat champs of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, survived the opening period against a hungry Leafs team trying to make good after getting knocked out in the second round of the KIJHL playoffs.Victoria came out better than expected when Wade Johnson scored with three minutes remaining in the frame to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead. The Cougars then flexed their offensive muscle, out scoring Nelson 5-1 in the middle frame —counting four special teams markers as the power play connected for three goals.Sam McMullen led the charge with a power play goal and a shorthanded marker.Blake Roney (powerplay), Ryan Carson and Patrick Webb (powerplay) added singles.Troy Petrick stopped the bleeding with Nelson’s only goal that made the score 4-1 at the time.Victoria out shot Nelson 27-19 in the game.Connor Beauchamp was outstanding for Victoria to earn the win in goal.The Nanton, Alta., native was especially sharp in the first period when he denied Nelson shooters on a two-man breakaway, stacking the pads to stop Brandon Sookro before robbing Travis Wellman from the side of the net.Brad Rebagliati, who made his first start in the playoffs after sitting out the KIJHL playoffs with an injury, took the loss for Nelson in goal.TOURNEY NOTES: The feature game between Nelson and Victoria attracted 724 fans. . . .Prior to the Nelson/Victoria contest, all teams were present on the ice for the opening ceremonies. . . . Members of the RCMP and Nelson City Police paraded the Cyclone Taylor Cup onto the ice. . . . Emcee Gord Davis introduced dignitaries that included the presidents of the three Junior B Leagues — George Richards of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, Joe O’Shea of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Bill Ohlhausen of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. . . . Nelson players had not seen game action for more than a month, having resumed skating April 1. . . . There was a moment of silence as the Nelson Leafs honoured Nolan Handley. Hanley, who played for Nelson this season as an affiliate player, was killed in a car accident earlier this week in Trail.
Talk about success on the water.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons Club celebrated its tenth anniversary in style by expanding the team while at the same cooking with the experienced clubs during competitive dragon boat festivals in Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton. Thanks in part to the teaching of a new stroke by Brad Hara of Toronto Paddlecore, the competitive teams have posted best ever results and for the first time having two competitive teams finish first and second at the Penticton festival.The success of the season exemplifies the Rhythm Dragons Club mission statement: Empowerment, Health and Well Being for all women. This has been accomplished with courage, tenacity, hard work, dedication, fun and laughter by an amazing group of women.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons for their tenacity by naming the club Team of the Week.Rhythm Dragons News: Continuing their purposes of breast cancer awareness, two Rhythm Dragons club members, Sarah Quayle and Mary Walters, will be participating in the 2014 International Breast Cancer Challenge in Sarasota, Florida, USA in October with the Vernon Buoyant Buddies survivor team.Photo caption:BACK ROW, L-R, Maggie Mulvihill, Raven Ferrier, Carla Klein, Brooke Campbell, Patricia Logan, Dorothy Hatto, Heather Compton, Louise Andrews, Sarah Quayle, Coach Puleng Pratt, Jocelyn Church, Deb Ryder, Kelly Simpson, Diane Tulloch, Dana Achtem and Peggy Scott.MIDDLE Tammy Nygaard, Amy Grumme, Frances Long, Mary Walters, Patty McMillan, Rae Macklon, and Jacqui Nordquist.FRONT: Judy Bourne, Elaine Thompson, Chris Temnik Dawn Jacobsen, Pat Gibson, Verna Poohachoff, Jeanette McCarvell, Marg Lozinski, Barb Couch, Kathy Manson and Deb Smith.SITTING Jill Jacobsen, Marlene Pozin, Willa Horsfall, Sophie Goodwin, Hoda Ghamrawy, Linda Hoffman, Maureen Hendry, Lorna Maxwell, Janet Stephenson and Coach Cath Little.