Friday, 26 August 2016

First words: Eduardo

Chelseafc August 26, 2016

The 33-year-old joins the Blues from Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb having previously played in his homeland plus in Italy and Turkey. He is an experienced international who was in goal for his nation at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and was also part of the Portugal squad that became European champions last month…


It was but they are moments of happiness and that is the best feeling so I am very happy with what happened. It was a brilliant moment in my life and career but I hope it won’t stop. I hope we will achieve even more.


Chibok Families to Buhari: Bring Back Our Girls or Resign

Thisday Live, August 26, 2016
Relatives of the abducted Chibok girls have accused the federal government of abandoning their daughters to suffer in captivity, and have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign if he cannot rescue the girls.
The relatives spoke yesterday in Abuja after they were stopped by security operatives from reaching the Aso Rock presidential villa to see the president.

Judge orders search of new Clinton emails for release by September 13

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno, Nevada, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Reuters, August 26, 2016

A U.S. judge ordered the State Department on Thursday to release by Sept. 13 any emails it finds between Hillary Clinton and the White House from the week of the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, among the thousands of additional emails uncovered by federal investigators.

Putin's Reported Son-in-Law Among Russia's Wealthiest

The Moscowtimes, August 26, 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reported son-in-law is among Russia’s wealthiest families, the Forbes Russia magazine revealed on Thursday. 
The family of Kirill Shamalov, the man rumored to have married Putin’s youngest daughter, entered Russia's top 10 wealthiest clans for the first time this year, with an estimated net value of $2.4 billion.

Kerry's visit to Nigeria discriminatory, says CAN

Source: SitiBe, August 26, 2016.
The President of the Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN), Rev. Supo Ayokunle, has faulted the recent visit to Nigeria by United States Secretary of State, John Kerry.
He described it as discriminatory and aimed at furthering agenda by the Federal Government to persecute the country’s Christians.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official

The USS Nitze, a Guided Missile Destroyer is greeted by the spray of a fireboat to kick off Fleet Week in New York Harbor, May 24, 2006. Fleet Week will run through May 30, featuring extensive naval and military display for the public. REUTERS/Peter Foley

Reuters, August 25, 2016.

Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war.

Made in China: How Russia Is Teaching Beijing to Play Hockey

The Moscowtimes, August 25, 2016.

After three straight preseason losses, Beijing’s Red Star won their first match in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Barely six weeks old, they toppled Kazakhstan’s Barys Astana 3-1, prompting a team-to-team fight. Three days later, when the two teams met again, it was clear that a new KHL rivalry has been born.
It was the first game of Kazakhstan’s President’s Cup—a traditional curtain-raiser for the KHL season in late August. Tension between the teams was apparent within the first three minutes. Astana player Dmitry Rypsayev tried to single-handedly fight the entire Red Star roster, and saw some success.