Uganda stops importing weapons from North Korea

first_imgUgandan has stopped buying weapons from North Korea due to the United Nations various comprehensive arms embargo that prohibits exports and imports to or from North Korea, reports the Daily Monitor.Uganda was listed among the top five close allies of North Korea by the British Intelligence last year. However the UN embargo has affected those relations with Uganda also halting training of Ugandan Air Force pilots by North Korea.“Following UN sanctions, we have disengaged with North Korea in areas the UN sanctions apply. But our policy is that no one can choose for us friends. We choose our friends and enemies,” said Uganda’s State Minister for International Relations Okello OryemThe State Minister was addressing a report by Institute for Security Studies (ISS), a South African-based human security enhancement organization, which stated that African countries have maintained trade and diplomatic and trade relations with North Korea despite the UN sanctions due to the North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons programmes.Uganda agreed to comply with the UN sanction to stop military cooperation when the President of South Korea visited the East African country last year.According to the Daily Monitor, the report says that most African states have refrained from “explicitly condemning North Korea’s nuclear weapon- and delivery system-related activities” as a threat to international peace and security, with only South Africa and Egypt consistently proving to be the exception.last_img read more

Cougar Football and Lady Cougar Soccer get the green light from the governor

first_imgShare this:FacebookTwitter NASHVILLE, TN (WLAF) – In  a press conference today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that he will soon sign Executive Order No. 55, which will include TSSAA member schools in an exception to contact sports restrictions. “We appreciate being able to work with Gov. Lee and his staff on this,” said Bernard Childress, Executive Director of the TSSAA. “I am pleased that we were able to develop some very specific guidelines for every sport that will allow our kids to get out on their fields and fully participate in football and girls’ soccer this fall.”Campbell Cougar Football Coach Justin Price said, “The governors decision gives us the opportunity to start the season as scheduled. We will continue to follow the TSSAA regulations and the guidelines of our school system as we prepare for the 2020 season.”CCHS had a football player test positive for COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago.  As a result all football, basketball, and cheer-leading practices were suspended for the recommended five practices that encompass a 14-day period of time as a precaution.  That 14-day period is up on Thursday.  Coach Ryan Browning, the new Campbell High Director of Athletics, is expected to meet with coaches on Wednesday.Although contact practice is now permissible, the regulations and requirements for practice and competition adopted by the Board of Control at their July 22 meeting are still in place for all sports and must be followed. Visit the Tennessee Returns to Play page of for complete details.2020 Campbell County High School FootballAugust 21                  Cocke County – AwayAugust 28                  Carter – HomeSeptember 4            Oak Ridge – AwaySeptember 11          Seymour – AwaySeptember 18          Gibbs – HomeSeptember 24          Karns – Home – Thursday at 7 pmOctober 2                   Powell – AwayOctober 9                   Bye WeekOctober 16                Fulton – AwayOctober 23                Clinton – HomeOctober 30                Knox West – HomeAll games are schedule for Fridays with a 7:30 pm kick-off except the Karns game.  The Karns game kicks off at 7 pm.“Children across the state are counting on us–school administrators and coaches–to proceed with practices and competitions safely while being very mindful of the requirements and modifications that we have put in place,” Childress added. “Our return to play is a partnership, and it’s important for everyone to do their part.”Once the order is signed, contact may take place in girls’ soccer practice. The Date of First Contest remains as originally scheduled, Aug. 17, with the state championships to be held Oct. 28-31 in Murfreesboro.Football teams were allowed to begin heat acclimatization on July 20th. Each athlete must complete heat acclimatization (2 days of helmets only, 3 days in helmets and shoulder pads) before practicing in full equipment, which is now permitted.No changes to the 2020 football schedule, regular season or otherwise, will be made. The contingency plan for football passed by the Board of Control last week stated that if contact practice could resume prior to Aug. 4, then no contests would be rescheduled. Therefore, the Date of First Contest for football remains as Aug. 21 with state championships Dec. 3-5 in Cookeville.“This is good news for many kids and their families,” Childress added, “but the reality is that the virus will continue to be with us and we have to be smart about taming the spread. Every adult and every participant in every sport must do their part and follow the guidelines set forth by TSSAA and the Governor’s office to help mitigate these risks.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/28/2020-7PM)last_img read more

MP calls for appointment of local coach for Black Stars

first_imgThe Member of Parliament for Akrofuom in the Ashanti Region, Mr Kwabena Appiah-Pinkrah, has added his call for Government to appoint a local coach to handle Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars.Mr Appiah-Pinkrah said that it was long overdue for Ghana to appoint a local or a full blooded Ghanaian coach with strong credentials who despite problems of national identity to handle the team effectively and efficiently.The Legislator made a similar call two years ago when Coach Sellas Tetteh, then trainer of the U-20 team, the Black Satellites successfully handled the team to whack the Greens of Libya 3-0.The MP then expressed loss as to why he should not be made the substantive coach of the Stars in their opening encounter of 2010 FIFA World Cup/Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match.Mr Appiah-Pinkrah told GNA Sports on Tuesday “I still doff my hat for those arguing that we should have a Ghanaian coach”, which is reminiscent of the exploits of local coaches such as C. K. Gyamfi, Osam Duodo, E. K. Afranie, “Sir” Jones Attuquayfio and Abdul Razak, adding that if these were considered old, why not consider the more recent big names like Kwesi Appiah, Sellas Tetteh, Kuuku Dadzie, David Duncan, Herbert Addo and Marcel Desailly?”.According to Mr Appiah-Pinkrah, the immediate past coach of the national team, Milovan Rajevac came to Ghana at a very good time in the history of Ghana football, when factors of a solid team, support and ownership were all at play. The MP who is also a football administrator and management consultant, made a strong case for parity of remunerations for a local coach just as a foreign one, in addition to the same level of facilities and motivation to be able to dispense with the good will of the team.Mr Appiah-Pinkrah said Ghanaian coaches had handled the national team successfully for the African Cup of Nations and wondered why they were not given the nod for the World Cup.He prescribed the requirements for the appointment for a local coach as someone who had played with local teams and to the highest level at the national team, has managerial training, have trained and educated as a coach and practiced as a coach at the highest level, in addition to engaged in physical education.“The coach must be able to manage human beings, and must have the ability to naturally bring in discipline, to accept the players and bring the best in them and win the hearts and souls of the players and the populace.“He must be part of the team and must be the Number 12 man on the field,” Mr Appiah-Pinkrah said, adding he must exercise high level judgment and intelligence. Source: GNAlast_img read more

Three Capitals to represent Russia in 2014 IIHF World Championship

first_imgDmitry Orlov has been a bright spot for the Capitals this year.The Washington Capitals will be well represented in the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov will be representing team Russia in the tournament.  Troy Brouwer, Joel Ward and Jason Chimera will be representing Canada in the tournament, that story can be found here.Here is the Capitals press release. Ovechkin, Kuznetsov and Orlov to Represent Russia at 2014 IIHF World ChampionshipPosted on May 06, 2014 by Caps PRARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov and defenseman Dmitry Orlov will represent Russia at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. The World Championship begins on May 9 and concludes on May 25.Ovechkin, 28, will be making his 10th World Championship appearance and will serve as the team’s captain. The Moscow native has registered 46 points (27 goals, 19 assists) in 56 career games at the World Championship and captured a gold medal with Russia in 2008 and 2012. Ovechkin was named to the tournament’s Media All-Star Team in 2006 and 2008, won a silver medal in 2010 and a bronze medal in 2005 and 2007. Ovechkin has represented Russia in three Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014), three World Junior Championships (2003, 2004, 2005), nine World Championships (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) and the World Cup of Hockey (2004).This season, Ovechkin scored 51 goals to capture his second consecutive and fourth career Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s leading goal-scorer. Ovechkin won the award previously in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2012-13. He became the 11th player in NHL history to record five 50-goal seasons and just the fifth to do so in his first nine seasons, following Mike Bossy (9), Wayne Gretzky (8), Guy Lafleur (6) and Brett Hull (5). Ovechkin registered his third career four-goal game on Dec. 10 against Tampa Bay and scored his 400th goal Dec. 20, becoming the sixth-fastest player in NHL history (and seventh-youngest) to achieve the milestone (634 games played). The 6’3”, 235-pound forward led the League with 24 power-play goals, marking a franchise record and the most by any player since Steven Stamkos scored 24 in 2009-10. Since entering the NHL at the beginning of the 2005-06 season, Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals (422), points (814), power-play goals (151) and game-winning goals (69).Kuznetsov, 21, will be making his third World Championship appearance. The Chelyabinsk, Russia, native has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) in 13 games at the tournament and won a gold medal with Russia in 2012. Kuznetsov has represented Russia at two World Championships (2012, 2013), two World Junior Championships (2011, 2012) and two World U18 Championships (2009, 2010). The 6’3”, 187-pound forward made his NHL debut with the Capitals this season on March 10 against Pittsburgh and earned his first NHL points with three assists on March 14 against Vancouver. Kuznetsov became the first NHL rookie since Anze Kopitar in 2006 to record three or more assists in one of his first three NHL games. In 17 career NHL games, Kuznetsov has tallied nine points (three goals, six assists).Orlov, 22, will represent Russia at the World Championship for the first time. Orlov has represented Russia at two World Junior Championships (2010, 2011) and two World U18 Championships (2008, 2009). The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native won a gold medal at the 2011 World Junior Championship and was named to the Media All-Star team. Orlov played in 54 games with the Capitals this season, registering 11 points (three goals, eight assists).Please follow and like us:last_img read more

New rules for carrying liquids into airplanes

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possible160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is partially lifting its ban against carrying liquids and gels onto airliners, as long as they are purchased from secure airport stores, and will also permit small, travel-size toiletries brought from home, officials said Monday. A total ban on such products, instituted after a plot to bomb jets flying into the United States was foiled, is no longer needed, said Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley. “We now know enough to say that a total ban is no longer needed from a security point of view,” Hawley told a news conference at Reagan National Airport. He said that most liquids and gels that air travelers purchase in secure areas of airports will now be allowed on planes. He called the new procedures a “common sense” approach that would maintain a high level of security at airports but ease conditions for passengers. That means that after passengers go through airport security checkpoints, they can purchase liquids at airport stores and take them onto their planes. New procedures also were announced for toiletries and products like lip gloss and hand lotion that passengers bring to the airport. Previously, those liquids have been confiscated at security checkpoints. Now, these products will be limited to 3-ounce sizes and must fit in a clear, 1-quart size plastic bag with a zip top. The bags will be screened and returned if they are cleared. The new security regimen is for an indefinite period and will take effect Tuesday morning. Tougher airport screening procedures were put in place in August after British police broke up a terrorist plot to assemble and detonate bombs using liquid explosives on airliners crossing the Atlantic Ocean from Britain to the U.S. At the time, the Homeland Security Department briefly raised the threat level to “red,” the highest level, for flights bound to the United States from Britain. All other flights were at “orange” and will remain at orange, the second-highest level, for now. “Obviously, there’s been a lot of unhappiness,” said Richard Marchi, senior adviser to the Airports Council International, an airport trade group. “They’re right to find a way to ease the burden and maintain a reasonable level of security.”last_img read more