UN warns of sanctions against South Sudan


first_imgSecurity Council urges ‘effective, comprehensive’ steps to end tensions in South Sudan The United Nations security council has expressed its disappointment at the failure of South Sudan parties to reach an agreement that would bring a lasting solution to the ongoing conflictThe 15-member body underscored the seriousness and urgency of the situation on the ground in South Sudan and reiterated its strong condemnation of the repeated violations of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, accepted and signed by both the Government and opposition forces last year.Peace talks held in Ethiopia, brokered by the east African regional bloc IGAD, have resulted in a string of broken ceasefires, and the last round of talks collapsed on March 7.Since then, both sides have confirmed the outbreak of fresh fighting on several fronts in the oil-rich north of the country.The Security Council has repeatedly threatened both sides with sanctions since the peace talks failed, although none has yet been imposed.However it has reiterated its intent to impose sanctions on both parties  in order to push all parties to form a Transitional Government of National Unity and to take effective and comprehensive steps to end military operations and all acts of violence.The current situation in South Sudan has deteriorated steadily over the past year since political in-fighting between President Salva Kiir and his former Vice-President, Riek Machar, and their respective factions erupted in December 2013.The hostilities subsequently turned into a full-fledged conflict that sent nearly 100,000 civilians fleeing to UN bases around the country.The crisis has dispalaced an estimated 1.9 million people and risked the lives of anbother 7 million who are faced with hunger and disease.Currently, UN bases are sheltering over 110,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) with an additional 1.5 million others displaced throughout the country and 500,000 outside the country.last_img read more

Whicker: Yasiel Puig goes from outcast to centerpiece in Dodgers’ room


first_img NLCS Game 2: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV info and starting pitchers PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, middle, celebrates the Dodgers’ 5-2 win with third baseman Justin Turner, left, and first baseman Cody Bellinger after Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, right, watches his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 heads for first base and his fall heads out of the park for a homer in the 7th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 rounds first after his 7th ining homer. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds third base after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates his home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig looks to the sky as he trots toward home plate after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Puig also had an RBI double in a 5-2 victory. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 is congratulated by Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 after his 7th inning homer. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with teammates after hitting a solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig sticks out his tongue after hitting a home run against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 hits a homer in the 7th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates as he watches the flight of his RBI double in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Puig added a solo home run two innings later to help his team to a 5-2 victory over the Cubs. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig celebrates as he tracks the flight of his RBI double during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Puig added a home run in the seventh inning of a 5-2 victory. (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The crowd cheers in the 5th inning as Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 hits a run scoring double. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 celebrates as he runs toward 1st base after hitting a run scoring double in the 5th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig #66 stands on 2nd base after hitting a run scoring double in the 5th inning. The Dodgers hosted the Chicago Cubs in the first game of the National League Championship series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles, CA 10/14/2017 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after hitting a RBI double in the fifth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig cheers on his team in the seventh inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, middle, celebrates the Dodgers’ 5-2 win with third baseman Justin Turner, left, and first baseman Cody Bellinger after Game 1 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs in Los Angeles, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 21Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig watches his solo home run in the sixth inning of a National League Championship Series baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — There was a time, not so long ago, that many of his Dodger teammates wished Yasiel Puig was working in a different room.That has happened. Most of them are gone. He is still here.He is not missing cutoff men. He is not acting out (as much). He is on time (somewhat more often).In 2013 Puig played a harlequin version of right field as the Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs, 9-0, in St. Louis. The clubhouse consensus was that their Wild Horse, who had done an impressive cannonball into the major leagues that summer and was selling shelves of jerseys every week at Dodger Stadium, needed to either grow up or get out. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Back injury forces Dodgers to leave Corey Seager off roster for NLCS Now Puig is 26 and only three of those teammates (Clayton Kershaw, Adrian Gonzalez and Kenley Jansen) are still Dodgers. On Saturday night at Wrigley Field, only one position player, Justin Turner, was on the lineup card for both this game and Game 6 in Wrigley Field last year.Puig is 26. He can become a free agent after next season, but right now he is part of the furniture. He is not a team leader, but he has become a good follower.And, right now, he is a much better baseball player than you realize, if you get charmed by the tongue-flashing and the crotch-chopping and the bat-flipping.He was at his best in Game 1, drilling a hollow-point double for the Dodgers’ first run and then lofting a home run for L.A.’s fourth, in the 5-2 win over Chicago. Typically, he flipped his bat for the double and he wasn’t sure on the homer.“When I hit the homer I thought it was going,” Puig said, “but later I see the left fielder say ‘I got it,’ and I started running. I think the wind helped me a little bit tonight.” Charlie Culberson rises to the occasion in Dodgers’ Game 1 victory Then he blew into the microphone. Home runs and sound effects. That’s full service.Puig does his postgame interviews, at least the ones on the podium, in English now, at least when he is asked questions in English. That is something Fernando Valenzuela and Vladimir Guerrero never did.Latino players have quietly smoldered over the fact that they are expected to conduct media responsibilities in English, when their slightest foible can be either misinterpreted or mocked or both. When Japanese and Korean players make it to the major leagues, their interpreters are there as a matter of course.So this is not a small thing. Puig is working at being a professional. He is an active manager of his Wild Horse Foundation. He was not going to misbehave his way out of the big leagues, although Dave Roberts and the front office sent him to Oklahoma City last summer and demonstrated to him, and to others, that the Dodgers could win without him. Roberts also benched him last month when Puig’s clock started malfunctioning again.The light might have shone brightest on Justin Turner, Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger this year, but Puig provided the Dodgers with 28 home runs. That is a career high and so are his RBI (74) and slugging percentage. Puig walks in 11.2 percent of his plate appearances, almost double his rate of last year, which is perhaps a byproduct of his eighth spot in the batting order most of the season.“He’s really made exponential strides,” Roberts said. “I couldn’t be more proud.”Puig was asked if he was having more fun than ever. “No, when I was five years old I played better,” he said.That was just Horseplay. Puig knows where he was and where he is now.“I try to do the best I can in this game,” he said. “I’m coming here and preparing more now than at any other time with this team. My teammates helped me a lot, and so did the manager and the coaches. I’m so proud of myself and I want to keep going.“I grew up a little bit more, and I go to home plate having fun, because I know if I hit nothing, do nothing in the game, my teammates are going to have my back.”Puig had a .740 OPS last year with only 45 RBI in 368 plate appearances. This year his OPS is .833.  Because of that he is now one of the most underpaid outfielders around, with a $6.5 million check this year and $7.5 million next year, after which he can become a much-desired free agent.So there’s a difference. Nobody wants Puig to leave the room anymore. Not when the party is getting started. Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor help Dodgers take NLCS opener Related Articles Miller: Yasiel Puig delivers for Dodgers in an emotional Game 1 triumph Dodgers World Series schedule, game times, TV listings last_img read more

Six Nations 2019: Gregor Townsend has mixed feelings after loss to Wales


first_imgClinical Wales led 15-6 at the break, tries from Josh Adams and Jonathan Davies putting Wales on course to make it four wins in four matches.Scotland dominated the second half but only had a Graham try to show for its superiority as Wales dug in with its backs to the wall to stand on the verge of a Grand Slam, with Ireland to come in Cardiff on the final weekend. Related News Six Nations 2019: Ireland captain Rory Best set to retire after RWC 2019 “The players had to handle some things that went against them, injuries early on and reshuffling the backline and players out of position, but we showed what we were made of in that second half in terms of the rugby we want to play and in our character.”We had enough pressure in the second half to win. Strong defenses will force errors, but we forced a lot of penalties out of Wales.”I think [there were] five in the 22 that should normally lead to yellow cards with that pressure, but obviously we are very frustrated that didn’t happen.” Townsend was encouraged by a much-improved performance from his side but was left to reflect on what might have been after Scotland suffered its third loss in a row.FULL TIME | A win for Wales. A compelling game of rugby comes to an end as the visitors secure a victory by 7 points. #AsOne pic.twitter.com/8GppgtfESQ— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) 9 March 2019″There is partly frustration but a lot of pride,” he told BBC Sport. “We gave a true picture of what we are capable of.center_img Six Nations 2019: Wales edges Scotland to set up shot at Grand Slam Coach Gregor Townsend said there was “partly frustration but a lot of pride” for injury-hit Scotland after it was beaten 18-11 Saturday by Six Nations leader Wales at Murrayfield.Scotland lost its entire back three of Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and try-scorer Darcy Graham in a tight contest, with Stuart Hogg already missing.last_img read more

Thelma Struble, Caldwell: Jan. 16, 1934 – Oct. 6, 2013


first_imgThelma StrubleThelma Pauline Johnson Nuse Struble left this world to be with her Lord in Heaven October 6, 2013.Born January 16, 1934 to Edwin Clarence and Edna Dorothy Lungren Johnson, Thelma was a long standing member of the Caldwell community.  She attended grade school at District 99 and the Bellview School in the country and graduated from Caldwell High School with the class of 1951.She received her bacholors degree in teaching from Soutwestern College in Winfield, Kansas and taught school in Goddard, Kansas for 8 years.  On December 28, 1958 she married Lavern Lee Nuse.  In 1960 they bought a farm northwest of Caldwell from Thelma’s parents and started their family. Born to Thelma and Lavern were Dale, Derald and Danita.  Thelma started teaching in the Caldwell public school system in 1970, and was an exemplary teacher and roll model, touching the lives of many children until her retirement in 1996.  Thelma conducted workshops and seminars in her field of special reading.She received her Masters Degree in special reading from Northwestern College in Alva, Oklahoma in 1974.  She was a member of the International Reading Association, and was president, vice president and a coordinator at the State and district levels.  Thelma was also a member of the Caldwell Teachers Association, the Kansas Education Association, and Kansas State Collegiate Association.  Thelma was a member of the Corbin United Methodist Church and devoted her life to the Lord.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women and served many years as president.  Thelma was also very involved in the local Skylark 4-H club where she was a community leader and project leader for many years.Many young 4-H’ers learned to bake breads, cookies and pies and the kitchen stayed warm preparing for the fair each year.  She also spent hours helping kids prepare speeches and demonstrations for 4-H days.  She believed in helping kids and preparing them for the future. Thelma was an instrumental leader in starting the Caldwell Care Network and spent hours volunteering for this special service in Caldwell and volunteering at the Caldwell Hospital.  Thelma was an inspiration to the whole community.  She was a daughter, sister, wife , mother, teacher, author of recipes and community organizer.President Bush personally honored her in 1991 as one of the thousand lights in the United States of America and was a “Point of Light”.  After Lavern’s death in 1981 Thelma remained on the farm until the March 13th tornado of 1990, when she moved to town to reside with her Mother.  Thelma married Harold Eugene Struble August 11, 1991 and they made their home on south Osage in Caldwell for 22 years.  Thelma is preceded in death by her first husband Lavern, parents, Edwin and Edna Johnson.Survivors are husband Gene Struble of Caldwell, son, Dale Nuse of Caldwell, granddaughter Makenzie Nuse of Wichita, Kansas, grandson Braeden Nuse of Kechi, Kansas, son, Derald Nuse and wife Connie, grandsons, Austin and Dalton, of Rose Hill, Kansas, daughter Danita, and husband Shane Williams of Dodge City, Kansas, brothers, Melvin Johnson of Caldwell, and Clifford Johnson and wife Marty of Katy, Texas.Funeral services will be held 10:30 a. m. Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Corbin, Kansas.Interment will be in the Corzine Cemetery, Corbin, Kansas.Memorials may be given in memory of Thelma to the Corbin United Methodist Church or to the CHS Alumni Association Special Project Fund.To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit www.schaeffermortuary.infoArrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.last_img read more

After 4 tries, Oxford upsets Udall when it counted the most – the postseason!


first_imgOxford 4 Udall 1#4 Oxford  0  0  2  0  1  0  1  4#1 Udall    0  1  0  0  0  0  0   1Winning pitcher: Oxford – Camren Clements (Win) 7 IP, 8 Ks, 6 BB, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 ER. Losing pitcher:  Udall – Billy Barnett, 5 IP.  Nolan Williams, 2 IP. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The beauty of post season is things don’t go accordingly to plan. Somewhere, someplace a team is going to lose to a team it is supposed to beat.So was the case in Burden, in Tuesday’s semifinal game between Oxford and Udall. The No. 1 seed Eagles were 18-2 against the fourth seed Wildcats who were 9-11. The Eagles had beaten the Wildcats all four times during the regular season.But Tuesday  when the final out was tallied, Oxford pulled off a 4-1 upset over Udall. The Wildcats are in the regional championship.Oxford is awaiting the winner of Cedar Vale-Dexter vs. Central Burden in the other semifinal game which was delayed because of rain yesterday. The games for today have been postponed for 24 hours. Central vs. CV-Dexter is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday with the winner playing Oxford at 6 p.m. That’s tentative, of course.Suffice it to say, the Oxford team probably won’t mind savoring this victory a little longer against its most heated rival. “I can’t say enough about these kids,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head boys baseball coach. “We are probably the youngest team in the league, some nights we are starting five or six freshmen surrounded by two seniors and two sophomores.”Udall opened with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second. But Oxford scored two runs in the top of the third and would never relinquish the lead thereafter. Oxford would add one run in the fifth and one in the seventh to clinch victory.Freshman Camren Clements was spectacular on the mound getting eight strikeouts, six walks, two hits, and allowing one run for a 1.00 ER for the game.“You talk about a gut check,” Green said. “What a tough performance we got out of Cam. He was just magnificent on the mound. He was just magnificent mixing his pitches up all day keeping Udall off balanced.”Green said Oxford’s defense was just as awesome and did not commit an error in the field. In the first inning, sophomore Grant Smith thwarted a Udall scoring threat with a double play. Senior catcher Oggie Shimkus threw a kid out attempting to steal second to end the inning.“All of that just set the tone for the day,” Green said. “The boys were just solid in the field.”Offensively, Oxford took advantage of some Udall errors early in the game to take the lead and got timely hitting out of O. Shimkus, Smith, Cal Shimkus and Derek Willims.“All four of those boys drove in key runs throughout the game,” Green said.Oxford came into this game as significant underdogs. The Eagles had shared the Walter Johnson League (SCBL) regular season titles with Flinthills.“We knew how good they were going in,” Green said. “To hold that lineup to just one run all day speaks about how well our kids played. They played like a seasoned team.” Batting Highlights for Oxford:Grant Smith: 1-3, single, 1 stolen base 2 runs scored.Oggie Shimkus: 2-4, 2 singles, 2 RBI’s 2 runs scored.Derek Williams: 1-3, 1 single, 1 RBI, 1 BB.Cal Shimkus: 1-4, single, 1 RBI.Follow us on Twitter.center_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. 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