Russian Navy’s Flotilla Visits Syrian port Tartus

first_img View post tag: Tartus Training & Education Russian Navy’s Flotilla Visits Syrian port Tartus View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy’s Flotilla Visits Syrian port Tartus View post tag: Flotilla Russian Navy’s flotilla headed by aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has already moored at Syrian port Tartus, report news agencies of Damascus. According to local media, the call of Russian carrier group is carried out in solidarity with Syria which is Moscow’s close ally.The 6-day visit of the Russian naval flotilla is called to strengthen stance of Syrian government which is currently under pressure of the Western and Arab countries as a result of sanguinary repression of protest actions.“The port call is aimed at bringing the two countries closer together and strengthening their ties of friendship“, reports SANA citing the Russian Navy’s spokesman Vladimir A. Yakushev. According to the news agency, Russian warships will call at Tartus by rotation to demonstrate solidarity with Syrian people.The governor of Tartus province, Atef al-Nadaf, paid tribute to the “honourable position adopted by Russia which has stood by the Syrian people”. Private but para-governmental Syrian newspaper Al-Watan reported last week that aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov with an escort group including submarines was heading for Syria.In Oct 2011, Moscow and Beijing put a veto on draft resolution of the UN Security Council drawn by Western countries; allegedly, the document could threaten the regime of Bashar Assad by “targeted measures” unless he was able to temperate his security forces murderously repressing protest actions.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 10, 2012; View post tag: port View post tag: visitscenter_img View post tag: Navy’s January 10, 2012 View post tag: Russian View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Syrian View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Sunderland confirm owners are in process of selling club

first_imgRelatedPosts Anichebe reveals club ambition Pickford pens new Everton contract Pickford signs new deal to stay at Everton Sunderland chairman Stewart Donald has begun the process of selling the club following fan protests against the owners, the League One (third tier) club said on Tuesday.Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League in the 2016-2017 season and immediately dropped to the third tier before being taken over by a consortium led by Donald in May 2018. However, following a goalless draw against Bolton Wanderers last month, supporter groups of the ninth-placed side issued a joint statement calling for the club to be sold immediately following a poor run of results. “Co-ordinated, ‘no turning back’ campaigns… against owners are highly unusual at any club particularly after 18 months. “Given these circumstances, and Donald’s sincere commitment on his arrival at Sunderland that ‘I won’t outstay my welcome’, the board feels that it has no option but to sell the club. “That process has now commenced. Owing to confidentiality agreements, there will be no further updates until a preferred bidder is identified,” Sunderland said in a statement. Donald, who met with Sunderland supporters in December and promised to invest in players in January, thanked fans and urged them to continue backing the team and manager Phil Parkinson. “We would also like to reassure those loyal fans that we are placing sufficient funds in the club to support the manager as he seeks to improve the first team in the next few weeks,” Donald said. Sunderland were beaten 2-1 by Charlton Athletic in the League One playoff final last season but have lost six and drawn eight of their 23 games in this campaign. “Whilst progress on the pitch has been slower than all associated with Sunderland would have liked, the club has become one of the very few in the EFL to be debt free and break even on an operational basis. “With that stable base… and with the team now back in contention for promotion, the board believes that Sunderland continues to head in the right direction,” the club statement added. Tags: Stewart DonaldSunderlandlast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals highlights: Delhi win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals chose to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada gave Shreyas Iyer’s side the breakthrough as they got the wickets of Parthiv Patel and AB de Villiers. Virat Kohli held the key for the hosts as they look to snap their losing streak. The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper looked in good touch as he eyed a fifty but Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly in the death overs, picking up 4/21, his best bowling in this format as Delhi Capitals restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore to 149/8 after 20 overs. In response, Delhi Capitals lost Shikhar Dhawan cheaply but Shreyas Iyer blasted a fifty and he was well aided by Prithvi Shaw. Although they lost wickets towards the end, Delhi Capitals won by four wickets and this was Royal Challengers Bangalore’s sixth straight loss in IPL 2019. (SCORECARD)19:38 hrs IST: Sixth straight loss for RCB in IPL 2019 and seventh consecutive since 2018. RCB’s woes are mounting and their play-off aspirations, one feels, is over.19:29 hrs IST: Brilliant from Axar Patel and Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets. This is RCB’s seventh straight loss and this defeat makes their path to the play-offs even tougher. They have to win all their games now. No losses. Can they do it?19:16 hrs IST: Short and pacy ball from Navdeep Saini and it hurries onto Iyer who mistimes the pull, the catch is taken at short cover by Chahal. Delhi Capitals need five runs more.19:14 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer blasts a flighted delivery from Chahal into the stands at wide long off and Pant hits a boundary to square third man. Delhi Capitals need just six runs to get their campaign back on track. While for Royal Challengers Bangalore, they suffer their seventh straight loss.19:05 hrs IST: Mohammad Siraj misfields and Delhi Capitals need less than a run-a-ball now. Pant is looking to finish it off in grand style.18:57 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer hits a fifty and it is has been a captain’s knock. Delhi Capitals are on course to break their losing streak against Royal Challengers Bangalore.18:54 hrs IST: Iyer nears his fifty as he cracks a short ball to the deep cover fence. However, Colin Ingram, in an attempt to paddle scoop a flatter ball, is trapped LBW by Moeen Ali, the best bowler in the team today.18:50 hrs IST: Moeen Ali concedes just two runs in the over and Royal Challengers Bangalore are hanging in there. But, Kohli’s side need wickets.18:47 hrs IST: Shreyas Iyer is dropped on 41 by Parthiv Patel and Ingram makes Royal Challengers Bangalore pay by mauling a six and a four off Pawan Negi. When everything goes wrong for RCB, everything does go wrong. Delhi Capitals on top.18:36 hrs IST: Pawan Negi drops it short and Shaw miscues the pull shot to deep midiwcket, Akshdeep Nath runs in and takes the catch.18:32 hrs IST: Shaw and Iyer are steadying the ship and the partnership is starting to worry Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mohammed Siraj is into the attack and he gets greeted by a boundary from Iyer.18:23 hrs IST: Shaw and Iyer are boosting Delhi Capitals. The amount of runs needed is less than 100 as Iyer blasts Yuzvendra Chahal down the ground for a massive six.18:13 hrs IST: Five fours in the over from Prithvi Shaw against Tim Southee. Delhi Capitals have started off on a great note.18:08 hrs IST: Navdeep Saini is bowling in excess of 150 kmph. Can Royal Challengers Bangalore keep taking wickets at regular intervals?18:03 hrs IST: Brilliant ball from Southee and Shreyas Iyer gets the outside edge and the catch is dropped by Parthiv Patel. Could have been two wickets in the over.18:00 hrs IST: WICKET! What a start for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Short ball climbing up outside off, Dhawan mistimes the cut and is taken at backward point. Dhawan falls for a golden duck17:47 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore have ended on 149/8 and Rabada finishes with 4/21, his best bowling in T20s. This is a rather sub-par total.17:38 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore are absolutely stumbling in the death and they are 142/8 in the 19th over.17:31 hrs IST: Brilliant stuff from Kagiso Rabada at the death. He gets the wicket of Akshdeep Nath and Pawan Negi as he ends up with three wickets in the 18th over.17:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive wicket this for Delhi Capitals. Kagiso Rabada floats a scrambled seam full ball on middle stump, Kohli mistimes the lofted shot and Shreyas Iyer runs to his left from long on and takes the catch.17:26 hrs IST: Massive over this for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli blasts Sandeep Lamichhane for two sixes and Akshdeep Nath finds the boundary. 19 runs in the over and Royal Challengers Bangalore are on the cusp of reaching 150.17:21 hrs IST: Akshdeep Nath finds a boundary but only six runs in the 16th over. Good over from Morris.17:15 hrs IST: Moeen’s fun knock has ended. Lamichhane floats a flighted delivery and Moeen attempts the slog but misses it and is stumped by Pant.17:13 hrs IST: 14 runs in Ishant Sharma’s over. Moeen launches a six and squeezes a four to the third man fence. Next over, he blasts a six down the ground off Lamichhane.17:03 hrs IST: Moeen Ali breaks the shackles by launching Axar Patel with a slog sweep over deep midwicket for a big six. 13 overs are up but Virat Kohli has faced just 26 balls. Strange innings this.16:56 hrs IST: WICKET! A bad ball gets a wicket. Short ball on the middle and leg stump from Axar Patel, Stoinis hangs back and pulls it to long on but he does not get the timing right and he is caught by Rahul Tewatia. Much needed strike for Delhi Capitals.16:53 hrs IST: Stoinis greets Sandeep Lamichhane with a massive six over long on and Royal Challengers Bangalore are making a move on. After 10 overs, they are 63/2.16:47 hrs IST: Both Stoinis and Kohli are holding firm and are rotating the strike. But, Royal Challengers Bangalore need to find the boundary.16:41 hrs IST: Virat Kohli holds the key now for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Marcus Stoinis is also a capable bat but they need a big total.16:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive wicket for Delhi Capitals and one South African gets rid of the other. Kagiso Rabada floats a fuller ball outside off and it is a cutter, de Villiers miscues the lofted shot and Colin Ingram, running back from mid on takes a good catch. Forget the IPL, this was a South African T20 league which panned out at the M Chinnaswamy stadium.16:31 hrs IST: De Villiers bisects the gap brilliantly and finds a boundary. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 36/1 after five overs.16:25 hrs IST: AB de Villiers muscles a pull shot off Chris Morris over the ropes at deep midwicket and Royal Challengers Bangalore are making steady progress.16:17 hrs IST: WICKET! The plan has worked. Full and wide ball outside off, Parthiv throws his bat at it and ends up slicing the delivery to third man where Lamichhane runs in and takes a good catch.16:09 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel gets going with a boundary off Ishant Sharma. The bowler is struggling for line and length.16:00 hrs IST: Ever since the last nine years, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 13 out of 15 encounters. Can they continue the run today?15:52 hrs IST: So, both teams are unchanged. Among all the teams playing in the IPL, Royal Challengers Bangalore have a positive head-to-head record only against the Delhi Capitals. Can they continue their confident run against the side in IPL 2019?15:40 hrs IST: Delhi Capitals have chosen to bowl against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both sides are unchanged from their previous games.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed SirajDelhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Rahul Tewatia, Colin Ingram, Chris Morris, Axar Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma, Sandeep Lamichhane15:23 hrs IST: For Delhi Capitals, it is a story of same old story despite changing the name of the franchise. The started well but in the middle period, they have undergone a slump. A loss for them against Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team they have not had much success in, will stall momentum for them.15:12 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals from the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The situation is dire now for Royal Challengers Bangalore, who have to win almost all their games in order to have a chance of having a chance to enter the play-offs. last_img read more

Cavaliers give ‘Big 3’ the day off and reeling Clippers take advantage

first_imgReeling after the All-Star Break, the Clippers need any advantage they can get, and thanks to Coach Tyronn Lue’s timing, a game in which the Clippers were not favored to win became a cakewalk, with the Clippers rolling the Cavaliers 108-78.“I’d like to thank Ty Lue,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “That was very nice of him tonight.”The Clippers snapped a three-game losing skid with the victory. Before Saturday, they had lost eight of their last 13 games.“We’ve been struggling to find a win here lately,” Chris Paul said. “So getting a win is always good.”One game after Rivers left Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan home from a loss at Denver, Griffin finished with 23 points, while Jordan added 13 points and 17 rebounds. LOS ANGELES >> When Blake Griffin arrived at Staples Center on Saturday afternoon, all of his focus was on the challenge of slowing LeBron James, switching onto Kyrie Irving and chasing Kevin Love out to the 3-point line.Then, about an hour before tipoff came the word that none of those guys would play. For the second time this season, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue gave three of the NBA’s most marketable stars, defending champions, the night off for rest.“I like these types of games for a reason,” Griffin said. “It’s playing against the best, (which) is why everybody wants to play in the NBA that plays basketball. You miss out on playing against guys like that.”For the Clippers, however, there is a less pure reality. All numbers from Saturday’s win should be carefully considered against the circumstances. For example, the Clippers held Cleveland to 31 points in the first half, a season-low. At halftime, Cleveland was 0 for 13 from 3.But the number that needs no qualification is 41-29, the Clippers’ record after the win. The math of the Western Conference playoff picture has grown murky, but with the win the Clippers maintained a half-game edge on Oklahoma City (40-29) for the fifth seed in the Western Conference and moved within two games of fourth-place Utah (43-27).In the process, the Clippers became participants in a broader discussion about resting. For the second straight week, ABC’s Saturday night game was diluted by players resting. Last week, Golden State Warriors rested Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.“I hate it for the fans,” Rivers said. “I really do. I hate it. I do it, we all do it. It’s bad and I did it the other night in Denver and there’s people with Blake and D.J. jerseys all over the place.”The Warriors at Spurs game, with the teams fighting for the top spot in the West “could have been just a fantastic game,” Rivers said. “But we all have to do our jobs and Ty did his job tonight.”When James came out of the Staples Center tunnel and took a seat on the Cavs bench early in the third quarter, he was showered with boos. Later, fans chanted, “We want LeBron!”Rivers said the league needs to move to ensure that when a team plays in a nationally televised game, it is not part of a back-to-back. The Cavaliers face the Lakers this evening.“We have to protect our product,” Rivers said. “I don’t have the solution. It’s hard, it’s impossible. … The look of back-to-back ABC national games (featuring teams resting stars players), it’s not good.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Culinary Class At Westport Winery With Celebrity Chef Eva Roberts

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery is proud to have Eva Roberts, the owner and creative genius behind Spokane’s preeminent bakery Just American Desserts, teach “Just Stuff It” on Sunday, March 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Winery co-owner, Kim Roberts, will pair each of Eva’s recipes with one of Westport’s award-winning wines. Despite sharing the same last name, these Roberts women are not blood relatives, though they say they both have chocolate in their veins. Eva was Kim’s mentor in opening the bakery at Westport Winery last year.During this culinary indulgence, Eva will teach students to make choux pastry which is the heart of making éclairs and profiteroles (small cream puffs). She will then fill these pastries with fresh vanilla custard, whipped cream and other homemade indulgences. The second recipe features fresh banana cupcakes filled with peanut butter custard and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting. And finally she will demonstrate a series of filled cookies that will make you swoon. The price to attend this class is $30 per person or $25 for wine club members. Reservations are required.In 1986, Eva Roberts and her family saw a need for high quality, from scratch cakes and desserts. For over two decades they have specialized in desserts using only the finest, freshest ingredients. In 2009, Just American Desserts won the Spokane Chamber of Commerce’s Agora Award for Small Business. Just American Desserts was the recipient of the “Best of the Inland Northwest” desserts category in 2005 and 2006. The Pacific Northwest Inlander Magazine wrote of Roberts business, “These are desserts that epitomize the best of what dessert should be—an exquisite out-of-the-ordinary treat that will lift an average day to the level of celebration.”Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden and grape maze is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and the Westport ‘Y’. The winery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For reservations call 360-648-2224.last_img read more