West Florida Men’s Basketball Falls Just Short to Alabama Huntsville 77-71

first_img Share Jan. 19, 2008 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – For the second consecutive game, the West Florida Men’s Basketball team went down to the wire with their opponents, but couldn’t get the ball to bounce their way at the end. The Argonauts drop to 10-6 on the season, and 0-2 in the conference. With the Argos down by two points just inside two minutes to play, Josh Jackson’s driving floater rimmed in and out and it looked like Charles Bouie had the offensive rebound, but he was called for a foul. Alabama Huntsville hit the free throws, and West Florida could not quite rebound from that momentum changer.The Argos had one last chance, as Ryan Henry hit a three pointer to close within 74-71, with 30 seconds to play, and then Lucas Malone stole the inbounds pass. However, the Argos couldn’t convert and Alabama Huntsville hit three free throws to close out the contest. Charles Bouie had an outstanding game for West Florida before he fouled out. The Junior forward scored 16 points, with two blocks and two steals. Ryan Henry led West Florida with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.The game was close throughout, with 13 lead changes and 13 different times the score was tied. West Florida was out-rebounded 41-32, but evened that out by forcing 18 turnovers and committing only nine. The Argonauts were able to get 71 shots attempted to only 47 for Alabama Huntsville, but the Chargers connected on 51% of their shots to counter balance the steals and offensive rebounds that West Florida was piling up.Kenny Holmes, who scored 7 points and grabbed five rebounds in the first half, played only a minute in the second half due to a knee injury. Lucas Evangelista and Lucas Malone both played well off the bench to counteract the loss of Holmes. Evangelista scored four points and grabbed six rebounds, while Malone scored two points and had a big steal at the end of the game that gave the Argos a chance at tying the game in final seconds.Deondre Boynton, the conference leader in assists, dished out six assists and added 10 points. Meanwhile, Josh Jackson scored 11 points off the bench, and added two steals. The Argonauts connected on 13-15 free throws, and had a lead just inside three minutes to play, as each team hit several big shots down the stretch in the second half, for big momentum swings. Alabama Huntsville happened to have the momentum in their favor at the end.Head Coach Don Hogan likes the competitiveness of his team, despite two straight close defeats. “I am proud of the guys, they play hard and have put us in position to win the last two games, but our opponents hit some big shots, and that is not always going to happen. I like the way our guys responded when things weren’t going our way. We keep trying to improve and build off each game.”West Florida will travel to Carrollton, Georgia for their next conference game on Monday night. The Argonauts will look to get their first conference win, after dropping two close contests. Game time is 6:30 central time and will be broadcast on stretch internet. West Florida earned their first conference win last year, with an overtime win over West Georgia, and will look to get the first conference win at the wolves expense again this year. Print Friendly Version West Florida Men’s Basketball Falls Just Short to Alabama Huntsville 77-71last_img read more

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UWF Women’s Basketball Announces Summer Camps

first_img UWF Head Coach Shannan Bergen (www.jimhoguephotos.com) UWF Women’s Basketball Announces Summer Camps PENSACOLA, Fla. – Shannan Bergen and her staff are proud to present this year’s team and individual basketball camps. An individual day camp will be held for girls entering 3rd -12th grades during the week of June 22-26, 2009. In addition, Coach Bergen will be holding a camp available for teams to participate in through the weekend of June 26-28, 2009.The Shannan Bergen Girls Camp will be held beginning on Monday, June 22-Thursday, June 25 from 8:30am – 3pm. On Friday, June 26, camp will last from 8:30am – 12pm. Cost per camper is $150, with a $50 non-refundable deposit due with the application. The remaining balance is due at registration on June 22 at 8am. Included in camp costs are individualized offensive and defensive skills training with UWF staff and players, along with sessions to explain general rules of play. Campers will participate in open recreation swimming and a pizza party on Thursday. A camp t-shirt is provided, but campers must either bring their own sack lunch or purchase lunch at their own expense at the University Commons. The Shannan Bergen Team Camp is available for girls teams, with check-in beginning on June 26 at 1pm. Game play will begin immediately following and run until the afternoon on June 28. Cost for camp is $300 per team, with $100 non-refundable deposit due with mail-in registration by May 19, 2009. In addition, each player must fill out a player registration form to be eligible for competition. Each team will play a minimum of six games, with additional games available for a cost of $25 per game. Games will be officiated by UWF Intramural Officials.Flyers and registration forms can be found online at www.GoArgos.com by visiting the women’s basketball page or camps link. For more information on camps, contact UWF assistant coach Laura Davis at (850)474-2589 or [email protected] Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Sharelast_img read more

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Hamilton dedicated pole position to actor Chadwick Boseman – F1sport.cz

first_imgThe Mercedes driver admitted that the death of an actor who succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 43 hit him hard on Saturday morning.“Each round was getting better and better. We did a lot of great work in the background. Today, it’s a very important pole position for me because I woke up with the sad news of Chadwick’s death. It has been a very difficult year for all of us, and this report really broke me. I want to dedicate this pole position to Chadwick, “said Hamilton.“It was not easy to concentrate. I knew I had to go and do it perfectly, because what he did for superheroes shows all the little kids what’s possible. He shone. Wakanda forever, “he added.Hamilton did not even use the help of a windbag from his teammate Valtteri Bottas on the flat to gain pole position, although he could choose to go first or second.“I chose to go first. I wanted to be in the fresh air and not take care of the riders in front of me and keep my distance from them in the last turn. I didn’t want anything to get in my way, it worked.“As you can see, some are very fast in the first and last sector, but they don’t have such a good middle section of the track. We were not the strongest today in the first and last (sector), but the means was very good. ”Bottas lost half a secondValtteri Bottas took second place with a loss of 511 thousandths of a second. He narrowly defeated Max Verstappen of the Red Bull, who was 15,000ths behind him.“Everything looked pretty good in the qualification itself. Only on the first try in Q3 did I brake to the first turn. I don’t think I warmed up the tires enough in the warm-up lap, “said Bottas.“It simply came to our notice then. I may not have had the best first turn, but it was good. Otherwise, the bike was nice and clean and I really felt like I was riding at the limit. But it is quite a big loss. I don’t know how yet, but Lewis did a good job today, “he added.“I don’t bother too much because I know that the second position is actually quite good for the start. It’s always quite an interesting run into the fifth turn, I’m looking forward to tomorrow, “Bottas recalls the opportunity to ride on the Kemmel plain behind Hamilton in a windsock.last_img read more

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Under the Radar at TUF 28 Finale: Kamaru Usman

first_imgWhich is why I love this weekend’s clash with dos Anjos and believe it’s crucial to getting the surging contender the respect he deserves as he continues to work his way up the welterweight ladder.Beating dos Anjos is no easy feat — there is a reason he’s only lost to elite talents in the last six-plus years — and if Usman can one-up Covington against the lightweight champ turned welterweight contender they way he did when he faced Maia, there will be no way to deny the former TUF winner a place on the short list of contenders heading into 2019.And then, just maybe, people will stop sleeping on Kamaru Usman. Join DAZN and watch more than 80 fight nights a year​Usman might be the most slept on 8-0 fighter in UFC history, as he has registered wins over Demian Maia, Sergio Moraes, Warlley lves and Leon Edwards without losing so much as a round, yet alone a fight.He’s dominated with his wrestling, shown flashes with his hands (particularly against Moraes) and collected wins that have aged extremely well (see Edwards, Leon) while continuing to chase down the top fighters in the division. While people got all hyper about Darren Till after beating “Cowboy” Cerrone and still ride for Mike Perry after getting beaten by “Cowboy” Cerrone, the 31-year-old Usman is out here pitching shutouts getting very little love from the masses.The argument against him is that he’s boring because he wrestles, but style points aren’t part of the scoring criteria and disliking how he gets it done shouldn’t diminish what he’s accomplished thus far.Besides, who would you rather see — a surging contender who hasn’t lost in the UFC or a guy that throws haymakers, but has serious holes in his game?On second thought, don’t answer that. I don’t trust you to give the answer I’m looking for.Squaring off with and potentially beating dos Anjos isn’t going to earn him any real sway with his critics either since they’ll likely just point to the former lightweight champion’s loss to Colby Covington and suggest that Usman replicated the game plan, as if beating dos Anjos doesn’t mean anything unless you find a new, creative way to do it.But the reason Usman lands here is that he’s a nightmare matchup for anyone in the division, including reigning champ Tyron Woodley.There is a relentlessness to the way “The Nigerian Nightmare” attacks takedowns and is willing to grind out opponents. It’s never a last resort, nor does he tend to just hang out o top and burn time off the clock. He’s always working, always peppering with shots, looking to advance, looking for openings, forcing his opponents to either accept being on the bottom and the mauling that comes with it or take risks to get out of a terrible position. Whatever they choose, Usman is there and ready to capitalize.Against competitors with sound takedown defense, he’s improved enough on the feet to more than hold his own, as he showed against Maia and Moraes, who ate a right hand down the pipe and did a face plant similar to the one “The Korean Zombie” did at the end of his fight. While it’s never going to be on par with his wrestling, Usman’s striking gets a little better between each appearance and the more time he spends drilling and honing his skills with Henri Hooft, the more dangerous he is going to become.He doesn’t need to have Woodley’s single-shot explosiveness either because he’s a little taller than Woodley with a little more reach, so he doesn’t need to quickly close the distance to land something with force. Additionally, his mass is more evenly distributed than Woodley’s, so Usman is able to work at a quicker clip for a more sustained amount of time than the champion, while deploying a comparable style.While I get the feeling most would be loathed to watch the two square off in a 25-minute fight, it ranks highly on my list of fights I really want to see in 2019 because I want to know if my suspicion that Usman is the superior all-around talent is correct. Prior to every event, Under the Radar will cast the spotlight on an up-and-coming talent who shows the potential for growth in their division and isn’t getting enough attention as they head into battle.Name: Kamaru UsmanRecord: 13-1 overall, 8-0 UFCDivision: WelterweightTeam: Hard Knocks 365I know it sounds crazy to suggest that a fighter who is in the main event a UFC event is somehow under the radar, but hear me out.last_img read more

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Photo of the Week: Alpheus Starkey Williams Statue at Belle Isle State Park

first_imgSnow covers the Major General Alpheus Starkey Williams monumentWhile spring officially started on March 20, almost two weeks ago, you wouldn’t know it by the weather in southeast Michigan this weekend.Last night’s cold front brought frigid temperatures and snow flurries, which left a dusting of snow over everything.Including the Alpheus Starkey Williams statue in the middle of Belle Isle State Park in Detroit, Michigan.When I was birdwatching at the park today, the light dusting of snow gave the statue an interesting look and I had to take a few photos. About Alpheus Starkey WilliamsMany people who visit Belle Isle only know the roundabout as the option to turn toward the Aquarium/Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory or head east to the Nature Zoo.Few take the time to read the encryptions at the base of the monument which highlights Williams’ history and achievements as a Detroit lawyer, judge, soldier, and public official.On one side of the monument, you’ll find the encryption:“The Michigan Commandery of the military order of theLoyal Legion of the United States and citizens of Detroithave erected this tribute to the valor and abilities ofAlpheus S. Williams, lieut-colonel First Michigan Infantry volunteersin the war with Mexico Brig-general and brevet maj-generalUnited States volunteers in the Civil War”On the other side of the monument, you’ll find another encryption:“Hero of two wars Judge, editor Postmaster, diplomatMember of Congress An untiring servant of the peopleAn honor to the City of Detroit”Williams served in the Mexican-American War and Civil War, minister to San Salvador (now El Salvador), and Congressional representative for Detroit before he died in office in 1878.The monument was erected on October 15, 1921. You can learn more about Williams at the Historical Detroit website.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Snow Goose at Belle Isle State ParkWhile I’ve been thrilled each time I’ve seen a Snow Goose over the past three years (they’re rare birds in southeast Michigan, often seen as they migrate south), this weekend was the first time I’ve seen one that wasn’t several hundred feet away! Feeding with a flock of Canada Geese,…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Baltimore Oriole at Belle Isle Nature ZooWhile everyone else I knew was fast asleep on an early Sunday morning, I was up at 5:45am to head out the door for a morning of birdwatching at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit, Michigan. I joined 13 other birders (people who watch birds) in peering through my binoculars at…In “Nature”July 2017 User Experience and Web Professional EventsWhether you’re a user experience or web professional, you know it can be a challenge to keep your skills up-to-date, learn about new methods, and network with fellow web workers. And it takes time to find interesting local events. That’s why I publish a monthly calendar of user experience and…In “Calendar”last_img read more

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The Internet of 2011 vs. The Internet of 2010

first_imgalicia eler Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Where were you on the Internet in 2010? What about in 2011? The folks over at Royal Pingdom have compiled a nice set of data for the Internet, by the Internet. That is, an entire list of data about email, websites, web servers, domain names by their .dot web addresses, Internet users by country, types of social media, web browser usage, mobile users, videos and images. We decided to take a look at the data points that tell us the most about the read/write web: websites and domain names, Facebook, Twitter and Internet users by continent. More importantly, we’ll look at how the Internet of 2011 compares to the Internet of 2010. Facebook & Twitter: 2010 vs. 2011Facebook: By the end of 2010, there were 600 million people total on Facebook, and 250 million were new users. Seventy percent of Facebook’s user base was located outside the United States. Users installed 20 million Facebook apps each day. Fast-forward one year later: 800+ million users on Facebook, including 200 million new users. By October 2011, Facebook was as big as the Internet of 2004. In 2011, Facebook mobile hit smartphones and Androids everywhere. Three-hundred fifty million Facebook users logged on from their mobile phones. They also shared 30 billion pieces of content (links, notes, photos) on Facebook every month. By the end of 2012, we’re likely to see an additional category: Facebook users who log on from their tablets, especially the iPad.Twitter Loves @ladygaga: By the end of 2010, Twitter counted 25 billion sent tweets, 100 million new accounts and 175 million total users. Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) was Twitter’s most followed user, with a whopping 7.7 million followers. By the end of 2011, that number had more than doubled to 18.1 million followers – @ladygaga is still the world’s most followed Twitter user. Twitter grew to 225 million accounts, but only 100 million of those were active. Tumblr and WordPress blogs grew fast in 2011. As of September 2011, Tumblr received 8X more pageviews than WordPress. By the end of the year, Tumblr blogs numbered 39 million and WordPress blogs hit 70 million. Where Are The Internet Users? AsiaIn 2010, Asia outnumbered all other continents with 42% of Internet users; in 2011, Asia made up 44% of the Internet’s population. European Internet users declined from 24.2% in 2010 to 23% by the end of 2011. North America saw a slight drop off, too, from 13.5% to 13%. Africa grew from only 5.6% of the Internet population to 6%. Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East and Oceania/Australia stayed about the same from 2010-2011. Tags:#Facebook#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Websites & Domain Names in 2010 vs. 2011As of December 2010, the Internet held 255 million websites. That number more than doubled by the end of December 2011 to 555 million. Of domain name types, .COM grew the most from 88.8 million at the end of 2010 to 95.5 million by the end of 2011. The .NET domain names only grew by 0.6 million, whereas .ORG added 1.3 million domain names. The year 2011 also brought along 7.6 million .info domain names and 2.1 million .biz domains. What will the Internet of 2012 look like? Post your predictions in the comments. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

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OK Ballot Question on Gross Production Tax Legally Sufficient

first_imgAn Oklahoma ballot question on whether to increase the gross production tax was held legally sufficient by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Initiative Petition No. 416, State Question No. 795 will ask voterswhether to levy an additional 5% gross production tax on certain oil and gas wells during the first 36 months of production.for education.The court found the ballot question and initiative petition legally sufficient in three opinions.Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association v. PottsOpponents to the ballot question in this case argued that the ballot measure:unconstitutionally created a retroactive tax; andviolated the one general subject rule.Their argument was unsuccessful.The Ballot Question Was ConstitutionalThe additional tax was proposed by means of adding Article XIII-C to the state constitution. However, the ballot question stated the tax would apply to the first 36 production months of wells spudded after July 1, 2015, “from and after the effective date of this Article XIII.” Opponents argued that the ballot measure created an impermissible retroactive law because Article XIII had been in effect for decades. They argued that this would create retroactive effect back to July 1, 2015. However, they conceded that “Article XIII” instead of “Article XIII-C” may have been a typo. Proponents argued the new article would apply to wells spudded after July 1, 2015, for however much of their 36 production months remained after the effective date.The court found that the proponents interpretation avoided retroactive application. In addition,the court found that “from and after the effective date of this Article XIII” (emphasis added) in the initiative petition made clear “Article XIII-C” was meant. Finally, the court resolved all doubt as to the initiative’s construction in the initiative’s favor because the right of initiatives is precious. Therefore, it held that the ballot measure did not create a retroactive tax in violation of U.S. Const. amend. V.One General Subject RuleThe court also held that the ballot measure did not violate the one general subject rule of Okla. Const. art. 24, §1. It instead found each of the proposed article’s sections reasonably interrelated and geared toward one goal of increasing education funding. Finally, it found the effect on appropriations that the ballot measure could have was merely speculative. It was not a constitutional defect.Oklahoma Oil & Gas Assoc. v. ThompsonIn this case, the court again ruled that the ballot question did not violate the one general subject rule of Okla. Const. art. 24, §1. The question proposed amending the state constitution in order to levy the tax. Opponents argued it combined multiple subjects, including a raise for educators and an expansion of Board of Equalization powers.Germaneness TestBecause the question would add a new constitutional article, the court followed the germaneness test of In re Initiative Petition No. 403, State Question No. 779, Oklahoma Supreme Court, No. 114425, January 12, 2016, ¶201-177. This test for violation of the one general subject rule determines if changes are all germane to a singular common subject and purpose.The court found the germaneness test was still good law, and the ballot question was legally sufficient based on its decision in companion case Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association v. Potts.McDonald v. ThompsonFinally, in McDonald v. Thompson, the court held legally sufficient the gist of the initiative petition and ballot question.The Gist of the QuestionOpponents had argued that the gist failed to state the new tax would apply retroactively to wells drilled after July 1, 2015. The court disagreed and found the omission of the July 1, 2015, date not fatal to the gist’s legal sufficiency. The tax would apply to oil and gas wells:spudded after July 1, 2015;during the first 36 months of production;beginning with the first month of production; andfrom and after the effective date of the new article.The omission was also not deceitful or misleading. The court found instead that the gist stated the tax would apply to wells during the first 36 production months.The court found that the gist of the ballot question for the proposed gross production tax increase properly brought attention to the new article’s changes if voters approved. It provided enough information to make an informed decision about the proposed constitutional change. Further, the gist properly mirrored the petition by stating the new article “increases compensation for all certified personnel, including teachers.” In addition, gists are not subject to the same stringent statutory requirements as ballot titles.Finally, the court found opponents’ argument that the raises would not be merit-based a mere a policy argument.Oklahoma Oil & Gas Assoc. v. Thompson, Oklahoma Supreme Court, No. 116682, March 19, 2018, ¶201-240; McDonald v. Thompson, Oklahoma Supreme Court, No. 116680, March 19, 2018, ¶201-241; Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association v. Potts, Oklahoma Supreme Court, No. 116679, March 19, 2018, ¶201-242Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal Transfer Watch: Four centre-backs to help Emery’s injury crisis

first_imgArsenal Transfer Watch: Four centre-backs to help Emery’s injury crisisby Phillip Ekuwem10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFollowing Rob Holding’s injury earlier this month, Arsenal will undoubtedly be on the lookout for a new centre-back this – on that note, here’s a look at four centre-backs the Gunners could sign come January:Gary CahillGary Cahill is yet to start a Premier League game this season having been handed just 21 minutes of playing time by Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri. Strangely enough, despite evidently not being part of Sarri’s plans, Cahill still remains the club’s official captain – most probably in a bid to avoid any sort of disruptions in the dressing room’s harmony.Cahill is 33-years-old, and whilst that may mean he isn’t an ideal centre-half for a club of Arsenal’s stature – his experience could prove to be vital for the Gunners should they make a move for him after all. Despite not being in Sarri’s plans, he remains a top-class defender capable of doing a great job when called upon.Video courtesy of CFCVideosIINathan AkeEver since his move from Chelsea to Bournemouth, Nathan Ake has proven to be one of the best young defenders in the Premier League. Boasting of good pace and passing ability as exemplified by his 81% pass completion rate this season, Ake would be an excellent addition to Arsenal’s defensive set-up.Of course, his performances have not gone unnoticed by Arsenal’s rivals with Spurs, Manchester United and Ake’s former club Chelsea apparently keen on signing the 23-year-old. Video Courtesy of Top ScoreEric BaillyEric Bailly’s debut season at Old Trafford was one to remember. He was undoubtedly Manchester United’s best defender last season, often battling it out with strikers of all sizes and keeping things tidy at the back for the Red Devils.He’s been unable to replicate that form this season having been sidelined by Jose Mourinho who only recently got relieved of his duties as Manchester United manager.With the January transfer window coming up, what would have been termed an impossible move last season could be quite possible considering Bailly’s current standing in the Manchester United squad. Bailly’s got plenty of talent that Unai Emery could work with plus he’s got top-level experience having played in important games for United. Video Courtesy of HNFootballNico ElvediSwiss youngster Nico Elveidi has enjoyed a great season at Borussia Monchengladbach so far having started 14 of the club’s league games.Gladbach currently sit 3rd on the Bundesliga table three points adrift of Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, who also happen to share the same defensive record with Gladbach having let in just 18 goals this term, the joint-second least amount of goals conceded in the first-half of the Bundesliga season.Elvedi is a strong ball-playing defender as evidenced by his 91.1% pass success rate – he’s also quite good in the air as he currently averages 2.6 won per 90 minutes.He’d be an excellent addition to Unai Emery’s back three considering he’s good at distributing the ball. TagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorPhillip Ekuwem FollowShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Russian sent to US on charges he hacked Dropbox others

first_imgA Russian man arrested over a year ago in the Czech Republic made his first appearance Friday in a U.S. courtroom, denying that he hacked computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other U.S. companies, compromising the personal information of millions of Americans.Yevgeniy Nikulin, 30, pleaded not guilty to computer intrusion, aggravated identity theft and other charges in federal court in San Francisco. Nikulin had been extradited from Prague earlier in the day.Prosecutors say Nikulin penetrated the computers of Silicon Valley firms in 2012 and potentially gained access to the personal information of millions of Americans.“This is deeply troubling behaviour once again emanating from Russia,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a news release.He said computer hacking is “a direct threat to the security and privacy of Americans” and that the U.S. won’t tolerate it.Nikulin’s defence attorney has said his case is politically motivated in the U.S.Czech Justice Minister Robert Pelikan’s decision to send Nikulin to the U.S. was announced just minutes after the country’s constitutional Court released a statement that it rejected a last-minute appeal from the Nikulin as “groundless.”No further details were immediately available about the decision in which both the U.S. and Russia suspect him of criminal wrongdoing.The Czechs arrested Nikulin in Prague in co-operation with the FBI in October 2016. Russia also wanted him extradited on a separate charge of internet theft in 2009.Both countries submitted their extradition requests on the same date.The Russian authorities previously had said they would do all they could to prevent Nikulin’s extradition to the U.S.Czech courts previously ruled both extradition requests meet the necessary legal conditions, leaving the decision to the justice minister.But after a last-ditch complaint filed by Nikulin with the country’s constitutional Court, the minister had to hold off on a decision until the court ruled.Earlier this week, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said in Prague that under Czech extradition law “we have every reason to believe and expect that Mr. Nikulin will be extradited to America.”But the Czech Republic’s pro-Russia president, Milos Zeman, repeatedly asked Pelikan to allow Nikulin’s extradition to Russia, the minister said. Zeman has no official say in cases like this one.Pelikan’s decision will likely further strain relations between the Czech Republic and Russia after the Czechs expelled three Russian diplomats in solidarity with Britain over a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy.In a statement published by Russia’s Tass news agency, the Russian Embassy in Prague called the step “deeply disappointing.”“Prague once again preferred the notorious allied solidarity without taking into account all the factors and circumstances of this case,” Alexei Kolmakov, the embassy’s press secretary, was quoted as saying.___Janicek reported from Prague.last_img read more

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Search suspended for man reported missing near Kinuseo Falls

first_imgCpl. Saunderson said that after an extensive search conducted on the water with jet boats and in the air with a helicopter and a fixed-wing aircraft, officials have suspended the search because the condition of the river is hampering search efforts at this time.She added that Search and Rescue officials plan to return to the area to search once the river levels are safe to do so. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The search for a Dawson Creek man who went missing near Kinuseo Falls over the weekend has been suspended.North District RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said in a release that the RCMP and Search and Rescue units have suspended the official search for a 29-year-old man who is believed to have fallen into the Murray River near Kinuseo Falls sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning. The RCMP were notified about the missing camper at around 6:30 on Sunday morning.Police Dog Services and swift water response teams with local Search and Rescue units were immediately called to the scene and managed to locate items believed to belong to the missing man.last_img read more

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