Sudan finds mass grave believed to have bodies of officers executed by Bashir

first_imgSudan has found a mass grave that most likely contains remains of 28 army officers executed in 1990 for plotting an attempted coup against the former President Omar al-Bashir, the public prosecutor office said late on Thursday.The officers were executed in mysterious circumstances after a quick military trial one year after Bashir himself took the power in a military coup in 1989. There burial site was not disclosed for decades.”The public prosecution managed to find a mass grave that data indicates that it is most likely the graveyard where the bodies of the officers who were killed and buried in a brutal manner,” the public prosecutor said in a statement. Bashir was ousted by the army in April 2019, after months of mass protests.Local media reports said earlier this month that prosecutors questioned Bashir over the 1990 executions. The prosecution has not publicly commented on the matter.Last month, Sudan’s public prosecutor announced the discovery of a mass grave east of Khartoum suspected to contain the remains of students killed in 1998 as they tried escaping military service at a training camp.Bashir already was handed down a two-year sentence by a court in December on corruption charges. Bashir also faces trials and investigations over the killing of protesters.He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), which issued arrest warrants against him in 2009 and 2010 on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s restive Darfur region.A civilian transition government took over from Bashir under a three-year power-sharing deal with the military who helped remove Bashir, but the country’s economy is still in crisis.Topics : A team of 23 experts reached this result after an effort that lasted for three weeks, and more forensic and investigative measures will be taken in the site, the statement added.The public prosecutor assured the families of the executed officers that “such crimes will not pass without a just trial”.Bashir appeared in court on Tuesday at the opening of his trial for leading the military coup that brought him to power in 1989. He could be sentenced to death if convicted.Bashir’s attorneys could not immediately be reached for comment.last_img read more

Mrs. Dorothy Mae (Gray) Browning

first_imgMrs. Dorothy Mae (Gray) Browning, age 97, of Vevay, Indiana entered this life on December 26, 1918, in Carroll County, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, James Arthur and Ada Marie (Taylor) Gray. She was raised in Vevay, Indiana where she attended school. Dorothy was united in marriage on March 7, 1936, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Lee Browning and to this union arrived seven children to bless their home. Dorothy and Lee shared nearly 43 years of marriage together until Lee passed away on December 15, 1979. Dorothy owned and operated with her husband a farm on Pendleton Run Road in Vevay, Indiana. At the age of 75, Dorothy could still strip 600 tobacco sticks a day. She was a member of the Bennington United Methodist Church in Bennington, Indiana. Dorothy enjoyed quilting, working outside and setting and raising tobacco and was a hard worker. Dorothy will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Dorothy passed away at 7:46 pm, Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at the Manderly Health Care in Osgood, Indiana.Dorothy will be dearly missed by her son: James Browning of Bennington, IN; her daughters: Helen Hounshell of Vevay, IN, Mary Browning of Holton, IN and Janet Scott and her husband: Gary of Vevay, IN; her 18-grandchildren, 54-great-grandchildren, 19-great-great-grandchildren and a great-great-great-granddaughter; her sister: Betty Spears of Aurora, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: James Arthur Gray, died June 22, 1960 and Ada Marie (Taylor) Gray, died October 17, 1991 her husband of nearly 43 years: Lee Browning, died December 15, 1979; her son: Donald Lee Browning; her twin children: Carrol and Carolyn Browning; her granddaughter: Teresa Lynn Browning; her great-grandchildren: Isaac Bowman and Tyler James Smith; her brothers: Delvin, Mart, Luther, Chester and James Gray and her sisters: Kathryn Carlton, Mildred Jester, Aline Buck and Naomi McFarland.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 2:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Ritchey leads the way in Laurel Highlands Sprint Series opener

first_imgHESSTON, Pa. (May 7) – The third time was the charm for Drew Ritchey and the Laurel High­lands IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Series.After back-to-back rainouts, the tour got its opening night show in on Saturday and Ritchey led all 20 laps of the main event at Hesston Speedway.Ritchey and Randy Sterling drew front row starts and Ritchey was quick to set the early pace. Jake Gomola, who had started third, headed up the chase but couldn’t find a way to the front.As the race went on, Sterling’s car appeared to get tight and Nathan Gramley reeled him in. Gram­ley got faster as the race went on and overtook Gomola for second.There wasn’t enough time left for Gramley to complete his charge however as Ritchey capped the win. Gomola, Brad Mellott and Steve Kenawell Jr. completed the top five.The Laurel Highlands Sprint Series heads to Dog Hollow Speedway on Friday, May 13 and re­turns to Hesston on Saturday, May 21. Feature results – 1. Drew Ritchey; 2. Nathan Gramley; 3. Jake Gomola; 4. Brad Mellott; 5. Steve Ke­nawell Jr.; 6. Ron Aurand; 7. Joe Zap; 8. Ryan Lynn; 9. Randy Sterling; 10. Reed Thompson; 11. Jack Thornton; 12. Tim Lash; 13. Hunter McCracken; 14. Jim Kennedy; 15. Dale Schweikart; 16. Judi Bates; 17. Jeff Taylor.last_img read more

Annual Santa run set for Dec. 7

first_img Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 ELLSWORTH — For those looking to participate in a festive run in the spirit of the holidays, the third annual Santa Run will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School.All ages and even dogs are invited to don Santa hats, reindeer antlers or other Christmas-themed attire and walk or run the five-kilometer course.Race organizers Robin Clark and Sandra Finley first organized the run in 2012 as a way to raise money for the Ellsworth High School graduating class of 2014.“We wanted to keep it because it was a lot of fun,” Clark said. “We just thought we could do a lot of good with it.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textNow, proceeds from the run will benefit the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth, and T-shirt sales will benefit Christmas is for Kids.Holiday costumes are encouraged for the chance to win a prize, but not required. After the race, hot cocoa and sugar cookies will be offered inside the school cafeteria.Race-day registration will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:45. The cost is $15 per person. T-shirts are $10, but free shirts will be provided to the first 50 registrants. Santa hats will be distributed at no charge.“We’re excited,” Clark said. “Hopefully, this will become a tradition.”Registration forms are available around Ellsworth at the Down East Family YMCA, Cadillac Mountain Sports, Cross Fit Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. Forms also can be found on Facebook at the Ellsworth Santa Run’s event page.For more information, email Clark at or Finley at Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Latest Posts Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013.center_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Bio EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016last_img read more

Pakistan cricketer tests positive for prohibited substance

first_imgLahore, June 21: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a prominent cricketer has tested positive for a prohibited substance but refused to reveal the name as per International Cricket Council (ICC) rules.“A player has reportedly tested positive for a prohibited substance. But under ICC rules PCB cannot name the player or chargesheet him until the chemical report is confirmed by the anti-dope agency of the government. We should have an answer in a day or two,” the tweet read.The PCB is awaiting the results of a blood sample from Pakistan’s anti-doping department which will rubber stamp the doping although the test has come back positive.The test is understood to have taken place during the recent domestic 50-over tournament in Faisalabad, according to an espncricinfo report.Depending on the nature of the prohibited substance, the player could face up to a two-year ban.The last Pakistan international to suffer that fate was Raza Hasan, who tested positive for cocaine in 2015, and was banned till 2017. IANSlast_img read more

Hamilton wins Brazilian Grand Prix to keep F1 title race alive

first_imgLEWIS Hamilton produced a masterful performance to win a wet, chaotic, crash-strewn Brazilian Grand Prix and take the title fight to the final race.His ninth win of 2016 came in a race with several high-speed accidents, two stoppages and five safety cars.The victory cut the lead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, who finished second, to 12 points.Rosberg will secure the championship if he finishes third in Abu Dhabi on 27 November even if Hamilton wins.Hamilton legendary, whether he is champion this year or notAs one of the most dramatic races for years unfolded, Hamilton was supreme at the front in treacherous conditions, lapping consistently faster than anyone.After each re-start Hamilton cruised easily away from Rosberg – building at one stage an 18-second lead in 14 laps before another safety car cut his lead to nothing.His victory is the 52nd of his career, making him the second most successful race winner of all time ahead of Alain Prost (51). Michael Schumacher is way ahead on 91.Not too bad, huh,” said Hamilton. “I was generally just chilling up front. When it rains it’s usually a good day for me. It was tricky for everyone. There were definitely opportunities for aquaplaning, which everyone did.“No mistakes, no issues, no spins. It was kind of interesting to hear how many people were spinning, but I didn’t have that problem.“I have always wanted to win since I watched Ayrton [Senna] win here in 1991. It has taken me a long time to get here and it is a historic day for me. To stand on the podium in Brazil where Ayrton was so loved was really special.”Rosberg said: “Didn’t go my way today. Lewis just did a great job. It was very difficult conditionslast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB: When and where to watch live action

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, CSK vs RC, Match 1: The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will begin with the mega clash of MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Although, the BCCI had decided scrap the opening ceremony a miss in the honour of Pulwama martyrs, a performance by the Army bands will precede the opening encounter between two of the IPL’s best teams – CSK and RCB.The much-awaited Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will begin with the mega clash between MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Although, the BCCI had decided to give the opening ceremony a miss in the honour of Pulwama martyrs, a performance by the Army bands will precede the opening encounter between two of the IPL’s best teams – CSK and RCB.After facing a humiliating two-year ban over match fixing charges, the Dhoni-led yellow brigade returned to the fore with a bang in 2018 and won the 11th edition. Having won in 2018, Chennai Super Kings head into this edition high on confidence and with a core which has not been disturbed at all. Also, the CSK enjoys an upper hand over RCB at home.Shane Watson, who smashed a century in the 2018 final and who was the Man of the Series in the Pakistan Super League, will be the key at the top. With Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni in the line-up, the CSK will give Kohli’s comparatively younger team a run for their money.When and where to watch IPL 2019 CSK vs RCB match:The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 will be broadcast live on Star Sports in eight languages, including Hindi and English. The CSK vs RCB match will also be live streamed at Hotstar. The match will start at 8 pm on Saturday at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram stadium.Complete squad:Chennai Super Kings (from): MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, K M Asif, David Willey, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan (WK).Royal Challengers Bangalore (from): Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh. last_img read more

Franchise League 3-day cricket East Coast on top after day one

first_imgSOME excellent bowling and fielding have put the East Coast Franchise in a commanding position against Georgetown on the opening day of the third round Franchise League three-day cricket tournament at Lusignan.The hosts are in total control after bowling their opponents out for 192 before reaching 102-4 at stumps.Winning the toss and deciding to bat on a slow pitch and a slow outfield, the city side were given a decent 47-run opening stand between Robin Bacchus and Raymond Perez, but were then reduced to 117-5 at lunch.Bacchus was aggressive from the start, contributing the bulk of the runs. He stroked four fours and two sixes before he was removed by Rajendra Singh for a run-a-ball 36.Perez was then run-out for 22 before Singh claimed his second wicket, that of Sunil Singh for three.Ramaal Lewis did not do much better as he mustered three runs before falling victim to off-spinner Kumar Bishundyal, leaving the City team on 96-4. However, Christopher Barnwell stood firm and took the score to 116 before he was bowled by Bhaskar Yadram for 44.In the afternoon session, Bishundyal picked up three more wickets to finish with figures of 4-60 while Cordel Mars contributed a wicket to skittle out the City team in 67.2 overs. Paul Wintz (34 not out) was the only one of the remaining batsmen to pass ten.In the run chase, discarded Test batsman Rajendra Chandrika (45), Brian Sattuar (12), Yadram (0), and Chanderpaul Hemraj (35), were the batsmen dismissed.Gajanan Suknanan, Kellon Carmichael, Devon Lord and Steven Sankar claimed a wicket each.Joshua Persaud (1 not out) and Bishundyal who is yet to score will resume today, with the hosts 90 runs away from Georgetown’s first-innings total.Meanwhile, scores from the other three games are as follows:At Albion: Lower Corentyne replying to Upper Corentyne first innings 130 all out, were 166-3. Opener Wahid Edwards was on 74 while Seon Hetmyer is on 14. For Upper Corentyne Anthony Bramble top-scored with 34. Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed 6-49 while Kassim Khan had 4-37.At Everest: Essequibo were bowled out for 280 in 97.1 overs. Kemol Savory stroked an enterprising 136 off 195 balls while Mark Williams supported with 43. Bowling for East Bank, Sherfane Rutherford claimed 2-43, while Darshan Persaud and Totaram Bishun had 3-47 and 3-73 respectively.At Tuschen: West Demerara were bowled out for 110, with only Akshaya Persaud (42) and Tevin Imlach (39) offered some fight with the bat. Bowling for West Berbice, Gudakesh Motie claimed 6-17. West Berbice in reply were bundled out for 106. Arthley Bailey (46) and Avishkar Sewkarran (32) were the principal scorers. Bowling for West Demerara, Keshram Seyhodan took 4-37 while Romario Shepherd took 3-29.Batting a second time, West Demerara were 57 without loss. Play resumes today at 09:30hrs at all four venues. … Kemol Savory strokes an enterprising 136last_img read more

Clinton throws weight behind Newsom for governor

first_imgBill Clinton endorsed San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom for California governor, as both the former president and the mayor spoke about the importance of energy efficiency and higher education to students at Los Angeles City College on Monday.“Gavin Newsom has walked the walk. He doesn’t just talk about it,” Clinton said. “I’m glad that he plans to do it on a larger scale.”A boost · Former president Bill Clinton endorsed San Francisco Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom in a speech Monday. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily TrojanEven before Clinton’s endorsement, Newsom had gained a strong following at USC. USC Students for Gavin Newsom held a phone bank on campus Saturday, and has been the most active group to campaign for a gubernatorial candidate at USC so far.Clinton spoke to LACC students about the importance of using green technology to increase jobs, and how providing more affordable education could help achieve that.“This country needs to make a big comeback,” he said. “This is not rocket science. California needs jobs and America needs jobs.”He said he believed the state can get one million lost jobs back with new businesses that promote energy efficiency.Newsom echoed Clinton’s advice with his campaign goals to produce green jobs and invest in alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power.He also said he wanted to expand the universal health care system he helped establish in San Francisco to encompass the entire state and, eventually, the nation.“If a city can do it, a county can certainly do it. If a county can do it, a state can do it. And make no mistake,” Newsom told students. “If a state can do it, this country can do it. The United States of America has a moral and ethical — as well as economic obligation — to make sure we deliver on this promise.”Newsom added that the state is responsible for reconciling price increases at state colleges and universities, telling LACC students they had the opportunity to do something about the controversial issue. “I encourage all of you to get involved and to be a part of the change — part of the new direction here in California,” he said.Restoring California’s economy with job creation and college assistance are plans Newsom has for the state if elected next fall.His goals are achievable on a state level, said LACC student Sarah Florez, who attended the event and also plans to transfer to USC next fall.“Every place should be like San Francisco in going green,” she said.Neither Clinton or Newsom made any mention of Jerry Brown, California’s attorney general who has filed initial papers for a gubernatorial run and who was involved in clashes with Clinton during the 1992 democratic primaries.The LACC speech and public endorsement was followed by a private fundraiser, where tickets were priced up to $50,000, according to the Associated Press.last_img read more

Olympic Eagles to Tackle Libya in Bengerdan

first_imgLibya is still unable to play international matches at home due to the after-effects of the Arab Spring political turmoil that began in 2011.When the country’s senior team, Mediterranean Knights hosted the Super Eagles in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in October 2018, the match was staged in Sfax, Tunisia.Nigeria is the only African country to have won gold, silver and bronze medals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament. Gold was the harvest at the Centennial Games in Atlanta, USA, and silver came in Beijing, China in 2008. The bronze medal won by the Olympic Eagles at the Games in Brazil in 2016 was the only medal won by the entire Team Nigeria at the fiesta.The Olympic Eagles are also the defending champions of the Africa U23 Cup of Nations.Africa’s flag-bearers in the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of Tokyo 2020 will emerge during the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations to hold in Egypt in November this year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s U23 squad will take on their Libyan counterparts in the first leg, first round of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations qualifying series at the Bengerdan Stadium in Bengerdan, Tunisia on Wednesday, 20th March.An official of the Libya Football Federation said yesterday that the Bengerdan Stadium has an artificial turf and that the match will start at 3pm Tunisia time.The delegation of Nigeria’s U23 squad will land at the Djerba International Airport, which is 20 minutes’ drive to the town of Bengerdan. Home-based Eagleslast_img read more