Pharmacy chains Walgreens and CVS are joining some other big name retailers who have recently asked customers not to open-carry guns within their stores.Walgreens posted a statement on its website Thursday morning to announce the change. It reads in part, “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.”Shortly afterward, CVS issued a similar statement. The company explains, “We support the efforts of individuals and groups working to prevent gun violence, and continually review our policies and procedures to ensure our stores remain a safe environment. We join a growing chorus of businesses in requesting that our customers, other than authorized law enforcement personnel, do not bring firearms into our stores.”Earlier this week, Walmart and Kroger also announced new policies asking customers to stop openly carrying guns in their stores, even in states in which open-carry is legal. That includes Sam’s Club locations.Walmart also announced last Tuesday that it will no longer sell handgun ammunition after its current stock runs out.
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan announced their World Cup squad on Wednesday. The coming World Cup will be Shoaib Malik’s last World Cup. Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead Pakistan squad in England. Malik, a former captain, also carried out the role of leadership of the side during the recent series against South Africa and Australia though with little success. However, the presence of players like him and Hafeez, 38, means they can guide the youngsters, having seen the highs and lows in their long careers.A veteran of 282 ODIs and 111 T20Is, Malik has scored over 11,000 international runs and taken over 200 wickets with his off-spin. He doesn’t play Tests anymore after having played his 35th in 2015. Saj Sadiq, editor of PakPassion, quoted Malik as saying in a Twitter post: “this will be my last World Cup and I want Pakistan to win it. I believe there is a fantastic combination of young and senior players in this squad.”Here’s the tweet:Pakistan will play England in an ODI series and one-off T20I before heading for the WC where they play their first game against the Windies on May 31. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup earlier this week and they chose to make it a blend of experience and youth. The side, to be led by wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed, features seasoned players like Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez besides youngsters like Saheen Afridi and Mohamad Hasnain. And the 37-year-old Malik, a batting all-rounder, has confirmed that this will be his final WC and he wants Pakistan to win it.The veteran completes two decades in international cricket this year though he has featured in only one World Cup till date which was the 2007 edition in which the Men in Green crashed out after losing to debutants Ireland. Malik, who is the husband to Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, wants to make it count this time and help Pakistan bag their second title after 1992. highlights
The 1st Snooker Academy in B&H was open for all those who love snooker on October 25th 2014 in Sarajevo. It proves this sport is more and more popular here.The Snooker Academy was open in the rooms of the snooker club Union Jack, at Trg Heroja 32 in Sarajevo.The founder of the Academy is Zijad Redžić, owner of the Union Jack club and the first certified snooker coach in B&H. He got his certificate at WPBSA (The world professional billiards and snooker association) in England under the mentorship of Steve Davis, professional snooker player who entered this sport’s history by winning the world champion title six times.The WPBSA’s Academy is frequented by coaches from all around the world and this year the Academy had a coach from B&H for the first time.Sanjin Pehlivanović, 13 year old European champion in the billiard discipline 9 also attended the solemn opening of the 1st Snooker Academy in B&H and along with the youngest member of the Union Jack Club, Orhan Huremagić cut the ribbon and opened the doors of the Academy.This will contribute greatly to the development of this sport in B&H, in the same way it is done at the greatest world snooker academy.(Source: Klix)
He is now being tipped to reach the very top of the game, with interest in him expected to be shown along the way. Davies is, however, feeling settled in Munich and believes he will spend many years on the books at Bayern.CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Real Madrid is Spain’s best but well behind Europe’s bestDavies told The Players’ Tribune of his meteoric rise to prominence: “When I got to Bayern, I wasn’t too nervous. I just wanted to show people that I could play at this level. Since I had come such a long way, I wanted to play with a smile on my face. I still remind myself of that.”Since then I have won two league titles, two German cups and become the Bundesliga Rookie of the Year. So yeah, I’m still smiling.”He also laid a vision for his future. Alphonso Davies is planning to stay “as long as possible in Germany” after bursting onto the European scene at Bayern Munich.The promising left back from Canada has enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2019-20 at just 19 years of age. The expectation when he was acquired from MLS’s Vancouver Whitecaps was that he would be eased into the fold at the Allianz Arena, but it did not take Davies long to prove his worth and nail down a regular role for the Bundesliga champions. “I have thought about what my career will be like when I’m not so young anymore. I want to stay in Germany for as long as possible,” he said. “When I’m ready to retire — many, many years from now — I’ll definitely get my coaching badges. Then who knows where I’ll end up? Maybe somewhere in Europe, or even back home in Canada.”Anyway, that’s far away right now. I’m still 19, so I don’t want to think too much about the end of my career. I have had a lot of big dreams ever since I was a kid, and Bayern are helping me achieve those dreams — but trust me, there is more to come. I’m just getting started.”Davies, who is also capable of operating as a left winger, has made 39 appearances for Bayern this season and may have a few more to come as Hansi Flick’s side prepare to resume their pursuit of Champions League glory.
by Malik Vincent For New Pittsburgh Courier The Carrick boys’ basketball team is still rolling strong as the surprise team in the City League with a perfect 5-0 conference mark. They are 8-3 overall.Allderdice coach, Andre McDonald called it out in our League preview that ran back in the Dec. 1 edition, saying:”I think Carrick is going to shock some people this year. They’ll have some good athletes and will hang in there from what I’ve seen out of certain players over the summer.”His Dragons, the league’s defending champs, have the best mark at 6-0 in the conference. One of their first true tests will come this week, when they face Perry, who is also unbeaten in the City, in the 2010 title game re-match on the Commodores’ home court.League results:(Friday, Jan. 14)1. Allderice beat Peabody, 65-51, despite Dameon Arrington’s 25 points for the Highlanders. Justin Dobbs led Allderdice with 21.2. Perry trounced Oliver, 74-49, behind Marcus Smith’s 29 points. Lemontae Harrison led Oliver with 12 points.3. Carrick bested Langley, 59-47. Lance Archer had a game-high 16 points. Jaquan Green paced the Mustangs with 12 of his own.4. Schenley ousted Brashear, 66-57, behind two 20-plus scorers in Arthur Smith (27) and Brandon Johnson (25). Brashear was led by Tyrone Gay with 11 points.Standings:Team Conf. Ovr.1. Allderdice 6-0 8-32. Carrick 5-0 7-23. Perry 5-0 7-24. Schenley 5-2 8-55. Peabody 2-4 3-56. Brashear 2-5 3-97. Langley 1-5 1-118. Oliver 1-5 1-119. Westinghouse 0-6 2-9GIRLSLeague Results:(Friday, Jan. 14)1. Allderdice crushed Peabody, 78-19, behind a game-high 23 points by Janay Bottoms. Lashae Stinson and Tiffany Stein each pitched in 6 for Peabody.2. Brashear edged Schenley in a 56-51 overtime thriller. Taylor Smith led all scorers with 32 points for the Spartans. The Bulls were led by Nyasia Middleton with 20.3. Langley cruised past Carrick, 48-13. Desiray Weston had 13 for the Mustangs and Carrick was led by Sara Neilson with 9.4. Perry slid past Oliver, 39-29 led by Marrita Gilcrease’s 15 points. Darnetta Glascoe paced the Bears with 9 points.Standings:Team Conf. Ovr.1. Allderdice 6-0 8-32. Westinghouse 5-1 8-43. Perry 5-1 5-74. Brashear 5-2 6-45. Schenley 3-4 3-86. Langley 2-4 4-57. Carrick 1-5 1-78. Peabody 1-5 1-79. Oliver 0-8 1-8(Follow our continuing coverage of the City League and add your comments of the City League to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com. Malik Vincent can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Lack of Valverde: “Soccer is a contact sport and there are faults that have more or less impact on the result.” Lopetegui Evolution: “In each experience one has, he draws conclusions and grows. I have changed little, I have adapted experiences to be more complete. They all help you grow and improve.” Bad streak in Madrid: “We never look at statistics, neither positive nor non-positive ones. Our options will be in the game, not in the previous ones. No one is going to take away our desire to be able to make a good match”. Market: “The exits are due to a desire to leave and those of entry into a decision that we believe players can help us. En-Nesyri is a footballer of present and future. We are happy and it is one more. It is quite complete, is 22 years old and begins to show the potential it has. He has come to help us from the beginning. His best position I think is that of 9. It is a clear option to go to the Bernabéu. Low: “We try to give importance to those who are, who are going to try to make a great game.” Reference Camp Nou: “We try to face all the matches in the same way. We know what we have in front of us but nobody takes away the illusion and ambition of being the protagonist in a complicated scenario.” Hall: “We do it as we would any team.” Zidane: “He has done and is doing an extraordinary job and I refer to the tests. Nothing else I can add.” Reception: “I have always received affection and I have no problem, but I do not think that my person and my presence are important.” Nine change: “We are dealing with market issues inside doors. We are satisfied with the equipment we have and if any option appears, we will value it.” Valverde destination: “I can only highlight Ernesto’s great work and convey all the love in the world. “ Mentality: “The Bernabéu and Real Madrid demand the highest level in every way. To choose to win any game you have to do a lot of things well. The rival is going to take us to the limit and we have to be prepared to reach those limits. “ Return to the Bernabéu: “The center of attention will be the players who are the protagonists of this wonderful invention that is football. Both those of Sevilla and those of Real Madrid. I don’t think my return is important, once the referee whistles the spotlights will be in the game“. How does the team arrive ?: “With the enthusiasm and ambition to make a great game. We had a week of work to prepare the game against Real Madrid with more time“.
The Indian women went close to a medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast but lost to Australia in the semifinals and were edged by England in the bronze playoff.“Since the time I made it to the Indian team, I wanted to replicate the 2002 Commonwealth Games performance,” Rani has said recently. “I know winning gold in the Asian Games will not be an easy task … top podium finish in Indonesia will give us a direct entry to 2020 Tokyo Olympics and it will be a help for us to prepare better for the Olympics.”Compound archery is the other event in Jakarta where India is likely to dominate, having won all four events in the compound section when the category was introduced in Incheon four years ago.“They have some experienced archers like Abhishek Verma and Rajat Chauhan but at the same time the youngsters also shot consistently. The level we reached was very high,” star Italian star archer Sergio Pagni, who has been working with the Indian archers since January, has been quoted as saying. “I’m really proud of this group, they are all world class. I am sure that they will come out with flying colors from the Games.”Sushil Kumar has been waiting a long time for an Asian Games gold medal. He won bronze in 2006 but nothing at the regional meet since, despite winning a world title and picking up two Olympic medals. He won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in April in a promising return to competition and believes he can replicate his performance at Jakarta.“I am in form now,” said Sushil, who is took silver in the 66-kilogram category at the London Olympics and will be competing in the 74-kilogram division in Indonesia. “I always think my competitor is neither big nor small, neither junior nor senior. Whoever is opposite me must always be good enough (to compete).”Rio Olympics freestyle bronze medalist Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia, a silver medal winner in the Asian Games four years ago, are also contending for wrestling medals for India.Badminton made its debut at the Asian Games when Jakarta last hosted the event in 1962. It is one of the sports in which India is expected to compete for medals against the regional heavyweights.P. V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are in the squad, and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini are India’s best bet in mixed doubles. They played the quarterfinals at the Worlds before being beaten by the top-seeded Chinese pair Zheng Siwei and Huang Yaqiong.While India is anticipating a rich haul of medals, neighboring Pakistan may struggle for medals at Jakarta. LATEST STORIES In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Anish Bhanwala of India shoots during the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol final at the Belmont Shooting Centre during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, Australia. At 15 and still at high school, Anish was India’s youngest gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast in April when he won the 25-meter rapid fire pistol shooting event in a meet record. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard, File)Anish Bhanwalais already considered something of a golden boy in the Indian contingent for the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Pakistan had to reduce its Asian Games contingent to 245 because of financial constraints of its government. The Pakistan Olympic Association also said that several athletes will be funded by their respective sports federations.Wrestler Inam Butt, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games in April, was considered the country’s brightest prospect for gold but he pulled out because of a knee injury.Sri Lanka last time won two medals at last Asian Games, both in cricket. 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While Anish and another rising star, Manu Bhaker made the squad in pistol events, there were contentious selections with former World No. 1 Heena Sidhu missing some events, and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Gagan Narang missing out on the squad entirely.India expects to pick up medals in the shooting, and is hoping for gold in field hockey, one of its traditionally powerful sports.Skipper Rani Rampal is hoping her women’s hockey team can pick its first major games gold medal since the 2002 Commonwealth Games.Rani, who became the youngest to play for a senior India team when she made her debut at 13 in 2008, was inspired to play the game after watching the Bollywood movie Chak de India — made in 2007 and based on India’s gold medal in Manchester.Since then, she has played an important role in India’s team, including its run to qualifying for Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, ending a 36-year absence.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Transfer flurry in EPL for every team apart from Tottenham In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs At 15 and still at high school, he was India’s youngest gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast in April when he won the 25-meter rapid fire pistol shooting event in a meet record.He had to tone down the celebrations to study for exams, but he’s back on target in competition now as part of India’s 524-strong delegation for the Aug. 18-Sept. 2 Asiad in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Anish already has won a number of other international titles, including the ISSF Junior World Championship and the Commonwealth Shooting Championship last year and the ISSF Junior World Cup this year.Anish comes from a middle-class family which didn’t have any background in the sport, but took an interest in shooting after starting to train for the multi-discipline modern pentathlon. His father bought him a second-hand pistol and his career took off from there. The youngster moved in 2014 from Haryana to settle in Delhi, where he has the best facilities for practice.
Dead: Rajeshwar RampadaratThe spot where the body was foundPolice investigation has been launched after the body of a man was discovered on the Corentyne Highway in the vicinity of Belvedere on Tuesday morning around 05:20h. The body bore marks of violence similar to those obtained during a vehicular accident.The dead man has been identified as 26-year old Rajeshwar Rampadarat of lot 523 Block X Belvedere, Berbice. Police are investigating the matter as a hit-and-run but have not ruled out foul play.According to reports, the man might have been placed at the scene and then run over by a lorry.Residents in the community told Guyana Times that they heard nothing unusual, which prompted the belief that the body might have been dumped there.When this publication visited the scene, Police had marked the road indicating the position the body was found in. There were blood stains running from the markings at the centre of the road to the corner.According to his mother, Vilma Mootooveeren, she last spoke to her son at about 21:00h on Monday at their Belvedere home.“I don’t know if he went out after that or he had left to go to work this morning,” the grieving mother said.Mootooveeren said her son would leave home at varying times for work. “He would leave early in the morning before I get up some mornings and pack his bag and go. He don’t ride bicycle, he dose catch thing and go to work,” she said.Another family member said Rampadarat was discovered without his hat and slippers. “We aint see his slippers nowhere and he does always wear a hat and we aint see it nowhere.Meanwhile, persons in the community described Rampadarat as a ‘junkie’ who would prowl the community in the wee hours of the morning in search of friends who are up consuming alcohol.Surveillance video shown to Police did not capture the area where the body was found but revealed that two lorries passed moments before an alarm was raised. The first lorry stopped several feet away and the driver stepped out and went to the front of the vehicle and inspected it.When taken into custody, the driver of that lorry claimed another vehicle had passed shortly before him. Rampadarat leaves to mourn his parents and three siblings. Investigations are continuing.
Former Justice Minister, Cllr. Frederick Cherue The newly appointed Minister of Justice, Cllr. Frederick Cherue, said that power is nothing without control. In other words, if one is given power and cannot control himself or herself in the exercise of that power, he or she will surely lose it. The statement was in reference to the misuse of power, in which so many Liberian Attorneys General have engaged while they held office, getting into trouble not only with the public, but eventually with their boss, the Presidents of Liberia, who appointed them. Being one of the most powerful and most prestigious positions in government, the position of Justice Minister and Attorney General of Liberia has been abused in the past by some officials who engaged in the excessive use of power against certain people and the masses, causing them great pain and suffering. One of them was Justice Minister Chea Cheapoo, who as Justice Minister appointed immediately following the April 12, 1980 coup d’etat, sent many innocent people to jail and kept them there for months until Head of State Samuel K. Doe fired him inAugust 1981. Another was Jenkins Scott, who also committed many innocents to prison and closed down the Daily Observer several times. He also presided over two arson attacks against the newspaper, in March 1986 and March 1990.But just as the newly appointed Justice Minister and Attorney General, Cllr. Frederick Cherue told the Daily Observer yesterday, if one has power and cannot control it, that power is nothing, and it will soon be gone. The identical thing happened to both Cheapoo and Jenkins Scott. As for the latter, Jenkins Scott died a disgraceful death, while trying to fetch food from a dumpsite in Monrovia.Counsellor Cherue, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s newly appointed Justice Minister and Attorney General, on the other hand, has vowed not to tread the path of the reckless and uncontrollable use of power. “I do not intend to leave this office tomorrow as a friendless, isolated individual, leaving many enemies behind,” he declared in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer yesterday. “I intend to serve my time in this office knowing that there is a tomorrow when I will no longer be Attorney General; and when that time comes, I intend to return to the community where I can live in friendship and peace with all those I knew before, and even among more friends.” “Power is nothing without control,” Cllr. Cherue reemphasized, and pledged “to keep a level head, just as I have done throughout my public and private lives in the positions I have been fortunate to hold.” He further pledged his commitment “to help President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf reach the finishing line (of her administration) peacefully.” The MOJ is the prosecuting arm of the government, and Minister Cherue said his tenure at the Ministry will be very consultative in order to ensure “that the right things are done.” Many of Cherue’s predecessors, though not all the immediate ones, were “intoxicated” with the power and prestige that come with that position, preferring to use excessive power or an iron fist to execute the mandates of their office. They, however, ended up creating many enemies for themselves.Some of these past officials in the country’s recent history, specifically Chea Cheapo and Jenkins Scott, gained notoriety for the manner in which they governed the Ministry. They often went beyond their bounds to terrorize and dehumanized their compatriots. However, Attorney General Cherue, who officially took over the position yesterday, said that power becomes useless when it is used beyond control.Speaking to the Daily Observer at his 9th Street Justice Ministry office yesterday, Minister Cherue spoke of his very humble beginnings in River Gee County. Both his parents were humble and hardworking people.Asked as to how he intends to interpret and use the power that comes with his new position, the former River Gee Senator replied, “I will do my best. I will read the laws and consult with my colleagues, especially those here at the Justice Ministry, to make the best decisions possible in the interest of the Liberian people. I will advise my boss, President Sirleaf, strictly on be basis of the law. If there is anything she wants done that may not be in keeping with the law, I will advise her by saying, ‘Madam President, this is what the law says.’”The Minister also senses that the inability of past officials to tell their bosses the truth stems from the fact that many of them were not too familiar with the country’s laws, and the absence of the truth creates some of the unnecessary situations in the country’s past.“I will obey, respect and be committed to the President’s national development agenda, but I will muster the courage whenever I’m opportune to sit with her to advise her appropriately in order for us to make the right decisions. I know the President will always be willing to listen to me because she has confidence in me. That’s why she appointed me,” he added.Upon officially taking over as Justice Minister yesterday, the first thing that Minister Cherue did was to visit the Monrovia Central Prison, which he described as being “very overcrowded.” Providing an update on the prison facility, the Minister indicated that the facility currently hosts 1,001 detainees, when it was built for only 300. And many of the prisoners there are pre-trial detainees—a situation he described as “very disturbing.” “Out of this huge number only a hundred have been sentenced, while over eight hundred are pre-trial detainees,” Minister Cherue noted. Their prolonged detention is not helping the system. Because of this, he said, he is working with Chief Justice Francis Korkpor to see how the problem might be resolved. The Attorney General revealed that the Chief Justice, who is seriously concerned about the prison’s over-crowdedness, has set up a “fast track court,” to fast track some of the minor cases and see how some of these prisoners can be released on bail.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Head coach of the national senior men’s football team, Michael Johnson, and Technical Director of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Ian Greenwood, will be among head coaches and technical directors of FIFA member associations and technical experts of all six confederations who will participate in a FIFA conference aimed at reviewing the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.GFF Technical Director Ian GreenwoodScheduled for September 23 in London, England, the conference “aims to analyse the FIFA World Cup from a technical and tactical point of view, identify trends, and compare the main findings to previous editions of the FIFA World Cup based on the report by FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG), and assess the impact of VAR on the game.”The GFF staff will engage the FIFA technical experts to garner the information from the conference, so as to share with coaches locally and regionally. During the interaction, special attention will be paid to goals scored, where they came from, and the role of key players throughout the tournament.Besides the conference, specific meetings are planned with national teams’ head coaches and technical directors of the member associations. The purpose of these meetings is to go deeper into the analysis of the teams from the different confederations and to discuss the influence that this World Cup might have on the development of football in the various regions.Golden Jags Head Coach Michael JohnsonAccording to FIFA, the World Cup winning-coach Didier Deschamps will share his view on France’s path to glory at the conference in London. Besides Deschamps and Southgate, the other FIFA World Cup semi-finalist coaches: Croatia’s Zlatko Dalic and Belgium’s Roberto Martinez, as well as Russia’s Stanislav Cherchesov and 2014 FIFA World Cup champion manager Joachim Low, have registered for the conference.Participants in the special panel would include Gareth Southgate (Coach of England), Tite (Coach of Brazil), Aliou Cisse (Coach of Senegal), and Juan Antonio Pizzi (Coach of Saudi Arabia).The discussions will be moderated by ex- players Clarence Seedorf (Netherlands) and Alex Scott (England). The conference will take place in conjunction with The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018™, and all delegates will be invited to attend the show on the evening of the 24th September 2018.