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San Ġiljan beat Neptunes to remain unbeaten

San Ġiljan preserved their unbeaten record when they edged out Neptunes 9-7  to stay on top of the standings ahead of the start of the play-offs. The result left the Balluta Bay team with the prospect of starting their play-off campaign from the quarter-fi
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San Ġiljan beat Neptunes to remain unbeaten

San Ġiljan preserved their unbeaten record when they edged out Neptunes 9-7  to stay on top of the standings ahead of the start of the play-offs. The result left the Balluta Bay team with the prospect of starting their play-off campaign from the quarter-final stage after missing out on a top two placing. But beyond the result, which was another hard-fought battle between these rivals, unfortunately the limelight was on a fiery ending to the game sparked by the unsporting behaviour of San Ġiljan stalwart Paulo Obradovic who was excluded with substitution.  Neptunes took an early two-goal lead that was wiped out in a four-goal blitz in the latter stages of the first session before Stevie Camilleri clipped the gap to 4-3. The Reds fought back to level matters before Jeremy Abela made it 5-4 for Jovan Popovic’s men. At this point, San Ġiljan looked to have the measure of their opponents with a cute lob from Ben Plumpton and another effort by Obdradovic.  Before the change of ends, Andreas Galea scored again and it looked as though it was going to be an easy night for San Ġiljan. Midway through the third session, Obdradovic was sent off with substitution for protests but he reacted...

What happened on... August 18

10 years ago - The Times Monday, August 18, 2008 Muscat proposes to lower voting age to 16 Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat is proposing to grant voting rights to 16-year-olds, using local council elections as a testing ground. In his weekly opinion piece p
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What happened on... August 18

10 years ago - The Times Monday, August 18, 2008 Muscat proposes to lower voting age to 16 Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat is proposing to grant voting rights to 16-year-olds, using local council elections as a testing ground. In his weekly opinion piece published in The Times today, Dr Muscat says that lowering the voting age to 16 from 18 for local elections would be a way of involving young people in local government. This was just one of the proposals discussed at party level on local council reform which is currently the subject of public consultation. He argued this would be an ideal way to involve 16-year-olds in politics, which is becoming increasingly detached from the people, and suggests that it might also be a good idea to lower the age for candidates. Having younger voters would help curb polarisation and partisan politics on a local level, he says. Asked to clarify a point, he said the proposal should be tested in local elections first and then a decision taken on whether to extend it to general elections. Labour, he added, will be leading by example by involving younger people within the party. 25 years ago - The Times Wednesday, August 18, 1993 GWU’s stand on...

Playing the Trump card

A week is a long time in politics, so what is year-and-a-half? In the span of a lifetime, this could be an insignificant period. In US politics, it was a full 180-degree turn. Many are still struggling with the new reality, following the unexpected result of
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Playing the Trump card

A week is a long time in politics, so what is year-and-a-half? In the span of a lifetime, this could be an insignificant period. In US politics, it was a full 180-degree turn. Many are still struggling with the new reality, following the unexpected result of the presidential election of November 2016 and the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January 2017. The implications which outreach the political and social sphere, go deep into reshaping the investment landscape for the moment, and possibly for years to come. In order to be able to evaluate this presidency, we need to filter the signals from the noise. This is because President Trump, more often than not, sends conflicting messages. Looking at the raft of issued communication to date, it is clear that there are separate lines, from the presidency and the Republican Party establishment. It has become the norm for these two to contradict each other. We can also observe a struggle between the presidency and the main organs of the US state. This is witnessed in the clashes of the presidency with the judiciary, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and major players within his same administration. In the midst of all these...

Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold Girds for Regime Assault

Syria’s last opposition stronghold is bracing for a regime military offensive, after airstrikes and shelling killed dozens there in recent days and the United Nations warned of a possible humanitarian disaster.
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Syria's Last Rebel Stronghold Girds for Regime Assault

Syria’s last opposition stronghold is bracing for a regime military offensive, after airstrikes and shelling killed dozens there in recent days and the United Nations warned of a possible humanitarian disaster.

U.S., China Draw Up Plan to Settle Trade Dispute by November

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are drawing up a road map for talks to end their trade impasse ahead of meetings between President Trump and Xi Jinping in November.
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U.S., China Draw Up Plan to Settle Trade Dispute by November

Chinese and U.S. negotiators are drawing up a road map for talks to end their trade impasse ahead of meetings between President Trump and Xi Jinping in November.

Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape

‘Sound Weaving’ show takes visitors back to the pre-digital days of the ’80s and ’90s The post Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape appeared first on The Irrawaddy.
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Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape

‘Sound Weaving’ show takes visitors back to the pre-digital days of the ’80s and ’90s The post Exhibition Relives the Heyday of the Cassette Tape appeared first on The Irrawaddy.

Fund to support Russian citizen Butina jailed in US opens on Internet - lawyer

The website, which calls on people to make donations to support efforts of Butina’s defense to secure her release, is both in Russian and English languages
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Fund to support Russian citizen Butina jailed in US opens on Internet - lawyer

The website, which calls on people to make donations to support efforts of Butina’s defense to secure her release, is both in Russian and English languages

US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding

The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding

The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions. Read Full Article at RT.com

ISIS given ‘breathing space’ in parts of Syria under US-backed forces' control

Islamic State managed to regain access to Syrian oil fields and make profits from selling oil, a new UN report reveals. While the UN did not point fingers, the IS reemergence seems to occur in areas held by the US-backed forces. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISIS given ‘breathing space’ in parts of Syria under US-backed forces' control

Islamic State managed to regain access to Syrian oil fields and make profits from selling oil, a new UN report reveals. While the UN did not point fingers, the IS reemergence seems to occur in areas held by the US-backed forces. Read Full Article at RT.com

Venezuela's Maduro announces new minimum wage, exchange rate tied to petro cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the plan to tie the national currency's exchange rate to the state-launched cryptocurrency petro. The country's new and increase minimum wage will also be anchored to the petro. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Venezuela's Maduro announces new minimum wage, exchange rate tied to petro cryptocurrency

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced the plan to tie the national currency's exchange rate to the state-launched cryptocurrency petro. The country's new and increase minimum wage will also be anchored to the petro. Read Full Article at RT.com

Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either – professor to RT

Washington's creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either – professor to RT

Washington's creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. Read Full Article at RT.com

In a haunting 360 VIDEO, listen to father relive his daughter's death amid ruins of ghost city Mosul

Panoramic footage from the ruined old city of Mosul, Iraq lets you take a walk through the husk of what was once a bustling economic center, and later a stronghold for ISIS terrorists. Now, what it resembles most is a cemetery. Read Full Article at RT.com
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In a haunting 360 VIDEO, listen to father relive his daughter's death amid ruins of ghost city Mosul

Panoramic footage from the ruined old city of Mosul, Iraq lets you take a walk through the husk of what was once a bustling economic center, and later a stronghold for ISIS terrorists. Now, what it resembles most is a cemetery. Read Full Article at RT.com

Work-to-rule campaign from midnight to replace bus strike: ACPBWA

The All Ceylon Private Bus Workers' Association (ACPBWA) said they will stop the ongoing strike and launch a work-to-rule campaign from midnight today, unless the President intervenes to solve their issues.
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Work-to-rule campaign from midnight to replace bus strike: ACPBWA

The All Ceylon Private Bus Workers' Association (ACPBWA) said they will stop the ongoing strike and launch a work-to-rule campaign from midnight today, unless the President intervenes to solve their issues.

Matara-Beliatta Railway Track: Work to finish by early 2019

The first phase of the Southern Railway Expansion Project -- the stretch from Matara to Beliatta, will be completed by the beginning of next year, a Chinese construction company consultant said yesterday.
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Matara-Beliatta Railway Track: Work to finish by early 2019

The first phase of the Southern Railway Expansion Project -- the stretch from Matara to Beliatta, will be completed by the beginning of next year, a Chinese construction company consultant said yesterday.

Open economy destroyed Lankan values: Cardinal

The open economy has destroyed the social norms and values practiced by the people of this country, Colombo's Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said.
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Open economy destroyed Lankan values: Cardinal

The open economy has destroyed the social norms and values practiced by the people of this country, Colombo's Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said.

Japanese Defence Minister to Visit SL next week

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for a Japanese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka.
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Japanese Defence Minister to Visit SL next week

Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera will visit Sri Lanka from August 20 to 22. It will be the first time ever for a Japanese Defense Minister to visit Sri Lanka.

Demolition of my N800m music house politically motivated –Yinka Ayefele

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Popular singer, Yinka Ayefele, is in the news again and this time it is because his property which is estimated at over N800m is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State government. READ ALSO: We’ve put
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Demolition of my N800m music house politically motivated –Yinka Ayefele

Ademola Olonilua and Timileyin Akinkahunsi Popular singer, Yinka Ayefele, is in the news again and this time it is because his property which is estimated at over N800m is on the verge of being demolished by the Oyo State government. READ ALSO: We’ve put a curse on anyone who takes our girls abroad for sex trade […]

Jealous lover shoots pregnant girlfriend over Facebook friend request

A jealous man shot his girlfriend over a friend’s request she received via Facebook, according to police in Florida. Nineteen-year-old Charles Tenpenny was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend, who is 2
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Jealous lover shoots pregnant girlfriend over Facebook friend request

A jealous man shot his girlfriend over a friend’s request she received via Facebook, according to police in Florida. Nineteen-year-old Charles Tenpenny was arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend, who is 20 weeks pregnant. At first, Tenpenny told police someone broke into their home and that the suspect, who […]

Secondus appoints Chidoka as special adviser

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has appointed a former Minister of Aviation and former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Osita Chidoka, as his special adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. A stat
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Secondus appoints Chidoka as special adviser

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has appointed a former Minister of Aviation and former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Osita Chidoka, as his special adviser on Strategy and External Engagements. A statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja, […]

Police arrest women demanding whereabouts of IPOB leader

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Hundreds of women suspected to be members of proscribed Independent People of Biafra on Friday protested in Owerri, the Imo State capital, demanding the whereabouts of the missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu. They equally demanded a ref
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Police arrest women demanding whereabouts of IPOB leader

Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri Hundreds of women suspected to be members of proscribed Independent People of Biafra on Friday protested in Owerri, the Imo State capital, demanding the whereabouts of the missing IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kalu. They equally demanded a referendum for an Independent state of Biafra by the Federal Government. The woman adorned in black […]

Navy recovers N50m diesel from suspected oil thieves

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have recovered 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel said to be worth about N50m. It was learnt that the fuel was intercepted from eight suspected oil thieves arrested along Taraba Je
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Navy recovers N50m diesel from suspected oil thieves

Afeez Hanafi Operatives of the Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have recovered 200,000 litres of adulterated diesel said to be worth about N50m. It was learnt that the fuel was intercepted from eight suspected oil thieves arrested along Taraba Jetty waterways. They were accused of sourcing the petroleum product from unapproved refining sites. […]

Obiano ‘police’ learn martial arts to tackle revenue defaulters

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Government has trained members of the ‘Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra Brigade’, also known as Obiano police, in the martial arts, especially taekwondo, to tackle revenue defaulters and related offenders in the stat
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Obiano ‘police’ learn martial arts to tackle revenue defaulters

Tony Okafor, Awka The Anambra State Government has trained members of the ‘Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra Brigade’, also known as Obiano police, in the martial arts, especially taekwondo, to tackle revenue defaulters and related offenders in the state. Obiano who stated this on Friday during the graduation of eight officers of the  OCHA brigade, […]

Commentary: Trump’s botched Turkey policy

The crisis between the United States and Turkey, a NATO ally and traditional bulwark of American policy in the Middle East, is serious. While the relationship between them has often been fraught, the two countries have generally managed to keep difficulties w
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Commentary: Trump’s botched Turkey policy

The crisis between the United States and Turkey, a NATO ally and traditional bulwark of American policy in the Middle East, is serious. While the relationship between them has often been fraught, the two countries have generally managed to keep difficulties within acceptable limits. No longer.

Another epic economic collapse is coming

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people should reverse that.
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Another epic economic collapse is coming

Eric Sevareid (1912-1992), the author and broadcaster, said he was a pessimist about tomorrow but an optimist about the day after tomorrow. Regarding America’s economy, prudent people should reverse that.

UNHCR voluntarily repatriates 81,451 Somali refugees from Kenya

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR said on Friday that it has voluntarily repatriated 81,451 Somali refugees from Kenya as at July 31 since the voluntary return exercise began in December 2014.
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UNHCR voluntarily repatriates 81,451 Somali refugees from Kenya

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR said on Friday that it has voluntarily repatriated 81,451 Somali refugees from Kenya as at July 31 since the voluntary return exercise began in December 2014.

I still believe we can do it, says remorseful Worrawoot

It’s do or die for Thailand as they need to stun group B leader Uzbekistan on Sunday to remain in contention in the Asian Games football competition.
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I still believe we can do it, says remorseful Worrawoot

It’s do or die for Thailand as they need to stun group B leader Uzbekistan on Sunday to remain in contention in the Asian Games football competition.

National Folk Museum of Korea to bring 'mobile museums' to Asian Games

The National Folk Museum of Korea will operate mobile museums at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, which run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 2.
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National Folk Museum of Korea to bring 'mobile museums' to Asian Games

The National Folk Museum of Korea will operate mobile museums at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, which run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 2.