“American Taliban” Released From Prison Early

first_imgThe man known as the American Taliban is out of jail after spending 17 years behind bars.John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban” who pleaded guilty to terror-related charges after the September 11 attacks, has been released from prisonhttps://t.co/JZDp8JZJlq pic.twitter.com/f6lLtbKagF— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 23, 2019 Federal prison officials say John Walker Lindh was released from prison in Terre Haute, Indiana this morning.U.S. Forces captured Lindh in Afghanistan after the attacks on September 11th and pled guilty in 2002 and sentenced to 20-years in prison.  He was released three years early for good behavior.Lindh reportedly had a direct role in the death of CIA Agent Mike Spann.Spann’s daughter Alison recently wrote Congressman Michael Waltz of Florida saying Lindh’s release is a slap in the face to their family and to the nation.Rep. Waltz says it is a disgrace to the deceased that John Walker Lindh is getting out three years early for good behavior.Lindh will reportedly serve three years of probation, must have permission to access the Internet, won’t be allowed to speak in any language but English and is prohibited from having a passport.In contrast, Memphis grandmother Alice Johnson was sentenced to life in prison for a non-violent drug trafficking crime.  She was released from prison with the help of Kim Kardashian who asked President Trump to commute her sentence.last_img read more

Taco Bell customer gets doused with gasoline and lit on fire

first_imgTallahassee Police Department(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — A suspect who poured gasoline on a Taco Bell customer and then set them on fire is being hunted by Florida police for attempted murder after the victim was left with serious injuries.The incident occurred on Wednesday at approximately 6:18 p.m. at a Tallahassee Taco Bell restaurant when the suspect entered the establishment, doused the female victim with gasoline and then lit them on fire.The suspect has been identified as Mia Williams, 32, “who identifies as a black female,” according to a statement released by Officer Rachel Denmark of the Tallahassee Police Department.Williams fled the scene of the crime on foot and police are currently looking for her whereabouts.“Williams was last seen wearing a black shirt with white writing, tan capri styled pants, and a red wrap on her head. Williams also had several necklaces around their neck,” the statement read.The victim, who currently remains unidentified, was taken to hospital by helicopter after suffering serious injuries.Investigators don’t yet know if the suspect knew the female victim involved in the attack or if it was done at random.Tallahassee Police Department spokesman Damon Miller told the Tallahassee Democrat: ”At this time, (investigators) are on scene trying to basically solve this puzzle, to figure out why this heinous crime was committed.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tracking Three Tropical Waves in the Tropics

first_imgMIAMI — The WPTV First Alert Weather Team is monitoring three areas of interest in the tropics on Wednesday.A tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean Sea is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, along with gusty winds.The National Hurricane Center is giving this wave a 40% chance of development over two days, and an 80% chance of development over five days.According to WPTV First Alert Meteorologist James Wieland, the forecast models take this into the Gulf of Mexico without impacting our weather.WAVE IN ATLANTIC OCEANA wave located roughly 1,000 miles east of the Windward Islands is forecast to develop into a tropical depression on Wednesday or Thursday.Wieland said most models bring this system toward South Florida by next Monday, however, the strength of the system is unknown at this time.WAVE OFF AFRICAA large area of showers and thunderstorms, located over Guinea and Sierra-Leone, Africa, has been given a 20% chance of development over the next five days.According to the NHC, environmental conditions are expected to be marginally conducive for some development of this system while the wave enters the extreme eastern Atlantic on Friday.By early next week, however, conditions are forecast to become less favorable for tropical cyclone formation.last_img read more

Race to celebrate fish migrations

first_imgMACHIAS — The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) will host its third annual Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash on Saturday, May 9, at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center (EMARC).This event is a celebration of two great fish migrations — the Atlantic salmon smolt and the river herring.The race will begin at the Downeast Sunrise Trail across from Dunkin’ Donuts and will follow the trail to the finish line at EMARC.Registration and race number pick-up will begin at 8 a.m. at EMARC, and the race will start at 10. Parking is available at EMARC, and shuttles will be available to take racers to the starting line.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA post-race social will follow the race. Refreshments and whole-smoked alewives, or bloaters, will be served. The post-race social is free to all, though donations are welcome.Race participants can register in advance for $15 per person at EMARC or online at www.mainesalmonrivers.org. Registration includes a race T-shirt while supplies last. Registration after May 1 is $20.last_img read more

Michel Bastos mulling options for 2019

first_imgRio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international midfielder Michel Bastos has said he is considering offers from several local clubs as he prepares to extend his professional career to an 18th season.The 35-year-old’s contract with Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras will expire on December 31, meaning he is free to join another club on a free transfer, reports Xinhua news agency.”I’ve been approached by some [Brazilian] Serie A teams, but no decision has been made yet about my future,” Bastos told Globo Esporte on Friday night.”I’m going to have a meeting with my manager over the next few days to sort some things out but it’s likely that I’ll be joining another [Brazilian] club,” he added.Bastos spent last season on loan at Sport Recife and struggled for first-team opportunities as the team was relegated to Brazil’s second tier.Capped 10 times for Brazil’s national team, Bastos has represented clubs in Brazil, the Netherlands, France, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Italy since making his professional debut in 2001. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Liverpool Continue March Towards Title; United Down Newcastle

first_imgLONDON: Rampant Liverpool moved 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League after Roberto Firmino struck twice in an emphatic 4-0 win at second-placed Leicester City. The victory was inspired in large part by attacking right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold who created three goals and scored one himself.With Firmino deadly in front of goal and Liverpool in total control throughout, it was a performance that suggested the title race is all but over at the half-way stage.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has been vocal in his criticism of his team’s intense schedule but the European champions showed no signs of any adverse influence from their trip to Qatar, where they won the Club World Cup.Liverpool have 52 points from 18 games; Leicester are on 39 points from 19 matches and Manchester City are 14 points behind the leaders before their game at Wolves on Sunday.Also Read: Liverpool reach Club World Cup finalAlso Watch: Mime Artist & Cotton University Student Ebraham Khalil staged protest against CAA in Guwahatilast_img read more

Van Niekerk smashes 400m in world record time

first_imgBy Nick Mulvenney RIO DE JANEIRO(Reuters)-South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk ran the fastest single lap in history to win the 400 metres gold medal in 43.03 seconds and break a 17-year-old world record at the Olympic Games yesterday.Running in lane eight, the 24-year-old world champion got off to a flier and was streaking clear on the back straight but he upped his pace even further in the second half of the race to better American Michael Johnson’s 1999 mark of 43.18 seconds.Van Niekerk crossed the line a good five metres ahead of 2012 champion Kirani James and held his hands to his head in disbelief at his time before being embraced by the Grenadian, who took silver in 43.76.LaShawn Merritt of the United States, the 2008 Olympic champion, claimed bronze in 43.85, the first time the top three had run under 44 seconds in an Olympic 400 final.Johnson, who won back-to-back Olympic titles in the event in 1996 and 2000, was dumbfounded by the quality of Van Niekerk’s finish.“Oh my God! From lane eight, a world record,” Johnson said on the BBC. “He took it out so quick. I have never seen anything from 200 to 400 like that.”last_img read more

GFF’s boss sends letter of condolence to Brazil’s President

first_imgPRESIDENT of the Guyana Football Federation Inc. (GFF), Wayne Forde, yesterday dispatched a letter of condolence to the head of the Confederacao Brasileira de Futbol (CBH), President Del Nero Marco Polo, expressing his profound sadness at the passing of almost an entire club team from Brazil due to an aircraft accident.“The Guyana Football Federation Inc. (GFF), hereby expresses its grief and shock while remaining in solidarity with the CBF during this period of sadness. On behalf of the GFF and the entire fraternity, please accept our deepest sympathies and blessings of strength during this challenging period”, the letter to the Brazil head of football stated.A plane en route from Bolivia crashed on its approach to Medillin, Colombia, last Monday, killing 71 persons on board including 19 members of the Chapecoense football team which was on its way to contest the Copa Sudamericana final. There were six survivors inclusive of three players.last_img read more

Football News Pulwama Terror Attack: Defending champions Minerva Punjab forfeit game against Real Kashmir FC

first_img Srinagar: Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC forfeited their I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) turned down their request to relocate the fixture in the aftermath of the Pulwama terrorist attacks. The match was scheduled for Sunday and Minerva said its foreign players have been advised by their respective countries’ embassies to pull out. “…we regret to inform you that this is not a risk that we are ready to take hence we shall not be travelling to the turbulent region,” the Punjab club said in its letter to the AIFF.   Minerva also said that it did not receive the security assurances it had sought from the AIFF following the attack on Thursday which led to the death of 40 CRPF personnel. It is being termed as the deadliest terrorist strike in three decades in Jammu and Kashmir.”Considering the extraordinary circumstances following the Pulwama attack just 20Km from Srinagar Airport, the Ministry of Home affairs need to approve the football match being held. If the CRPF convoys are not safe, then we are very soft targets for such attacks,” the club stated.            “We had asked for written assurance and permission from Ministry of Home Affairs which we still haven’t got from your or Home team’s end. Please note that our foreign players have already received Travel Advisory Warnings from their respective embassies asking them not to travel to Srinagar till further notice,” it added. Real Kashmir FC are on top of the table in the I-League.Minerva Punjab forfeited the game following Pulwama terror attack.Pulwama terror attack resulted in the death of 40 CRPF jawans. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Minerva once again urged the AIFF “to delay the match for at least a fortnight till situation in the valley is settled.”          “…alternately we are ready to play in Delhi, Chandigarh or any other neutral venue,” the club said.           Earlier, I-League CEO Sunando Dhar said local security authorities in Srinagar gave the go-ahead to hold the match at the TRC Ground. He said the AIFF was assured of all the necessary security arrangements for the players and officials by the local authorities.              “Our officials are already in Srinagar in preparation of the match. I have spoken to the match commissioner and he told me that the situation in Srinagar is currently normal. The local security in-charge of the match has also assured full security to the players, officials and all those related to the match,” Dhar told PTI on Saturday.        “We have been assured that the whole security bandobast of players’ transport from the airport to the team hotel and for travelling from the team hotel to the ground and return on match day will all be provided. So we have decided to go ahead with the match,” he added.       But Minerva said that the arrangements mentioned by the AIFF “are routine” for any visiting team. Minerva owner Ranjit Bajaj said his side decided to forfeit the match due to security concerns and as a mark of respect for the slain CRPF Jawans.   “We are not going to play the match, we will forfeit it. We have decided it and I have no second thought in doing that,” he said. Real Kashmir will get all the three points. The league debutants will be on 35 points from 17 matches. Leaders Chennai City FC (34 points from 16 matches) will play against Shillong Lajong on Sunday. “The AIFF wants to portray that the situation in Srinagar is normal but it is not normal there,” Bajaj said. Third-placed East Bengal (31 points from 15 matches), who are scheduled to play against Real Kashmir on February 28, have also got in touch with the AIFF after the attack, expressing similar security concerns.last_img read more

ICC World Cup KL Rahul’s batting at No.4 biggest positive: Virat Kohli after warm-up win in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

first_imgAlong with Rahul and Dhoni’s blazing century, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up six wickets and highlighted how spin will play an important role in these conditions heading into the main tournament. “The ball might turn a bit in the second half but I feel the swing and seam would be important in the first fifteen overs. Most of the teams winning the toss would want to chase. We have had two good challenges in the two games while batting first,” Kohli said.In the two warm-up games, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan failed to get going but Kohli was not too perturbed by their failure. “Shikhar and Rohit are quality players, they become stars in ICC events. I understand if guys don’t get going right away in this format, but I am glad with what we got out of these two games,” Kohli said.The warm-up games have ended and the main tournament begins on May 30 with England taking on South Africa at The Oval. MS Dhoni blasted a century off just 73 balls.Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal took three wickets apiece.India had lost their earlier game against New Zealand. highlights New Delhi: KL Rahul’s blazing century and his 164-run stand with MS Dhoni, who also hammered a stunning century gave India a huge 95-run win against Bangladesh in their final warm-up game ahead of their first encounter against South Africa on June 5 in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Indian cricket team’s batting order was more or less settled with some questions regarding the number four batting slot. However, Rahul’s knock in the game against Bangladesh has all but sealed the position ahead of the South Africa encounter. Virat Kohli, the skipper, acknowledged the significance of KL Rahul’s knock in that batting position.“The biggest positive from today was the way KL (Rahul) batted at No. 4, everyone else knows their roles. It is important that he gets the runs and he is such a class player,” Kohli said. Rahul’s knock at No.4 will make the Indian team composition even more potent. Initially, Rahul was the reserve opener when MSK Prasad, the chairman of selectors, had made the squad announcement. “To begin with, KL Rahul will be reserve opener. If the need arises the team management will take a call on him playing in the middle-order,” Prasad had said at that time. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more