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Egypt retrieved hundreds of smuggled artifacts and thousands of ancient coins busted by the Italian authorities in the city of Naples months ago, the Egyptian general prosecution said in a statement Saturday.The statement said that “195 small artifacts and 21,660 coins dating back to the ancient Egyptian civilization have arrived at Cairo airport.”The Egyptian prosecution has previously ordered a massive probe into the smuggling of such precious Egyptian pieces.The recovered relics included 151 small funerary figurines known as “shabtis,” five mummy masks, a wooden coffin, two small wooden boats, 11 pottery vessels and three colored ceramic tiles dating back to the Islamic era, said the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities in a statement Saturday.“The pieces are currently being restored to be temporarily displayed soon at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir in downtown Cairo,” Mostafa Waziri, head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in the statement.Egypt dismissed reports that the smuggled artifacts were discovered in a shipped container belonging to an Egyptian diplomat and said it belonged to an Italian citizen.From March 2016 to May 2018, Egypt recovered around 1,000 artifacts smuggled to 10 different countries, said Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani in a recent cabinet meeting.Related Egypt’s Luxor tourism Reviving Egypt’s Treasures Egypt’s cabinet resignation aftermath
Italian bike artisans MV Agusta reveals new Rivale-based Stradale 800 sport-tourer in EICMA 2014 show. Just like Ducati and Aprilia, MV Agusta’s presence at this year’s EICMA 2014 show is a place where it cannot disappoint. Making a surprise debut, the Varese-based bike artisans took the wraps off a new Rivale-based sport-tourer it christened as the Stradale 800.Much of the original Rivale model it underpins is carried over into the Stradale 800, including the 798cc triple-cylinder engine, albeit detuned from 125hp down to just 115hp.New here are the large-sized wind deflector up front and the touring bags. Unlike the Rivale base bike, the Stradale has a lower height, evident with its low ground clearance of 4.92 inches.MV Agusta states that the model will be inducted into mass-production in a ‘timely’ fashion. We reckon the new 25% share acquisition by Daimler AG’s Mercedes-AMG has something to do with it.Could this be a solid rival against the Ducati Hyperstrada? Only time will tell.2015 MV Agusta Stradale 800Sources: Asphaltandrubber and Visordown–Ads–
West Florida Women’s Basketball Routed by Alabama Huntsville 81-60 Share Jan. 19, 2008 Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Alabama Huntsville Chargers drained 11 of 19 three point shots to blow out the Argonauts Saturday night. West Florida lead 12-9 in the first half, and then four straight 3-pointers by the Chargers started the rout, and suddenly West Florida trailed by 18. The Argonauts scrappy defense helped to close the gap to only 11 points at halftime. However, the Chargers started the second half with three straight 3-pointers, and the Argos could never recover.West Florida, one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the conference one year ago, is next to last this year shooting behind the arc, and they connected on only 2 of 14 for the game. The bright spots for West Florida was Dominique Boykins with 26 points, and eight points from Jessie Ivey. Boykins was 7 of 9 from the field, while Ivey connected on the only two 3-pointers for the Argos, and scored all her eight points in the second half. .West Florida, now 7-10 (0-2 GSC) will travel to take on 25th ranked West Georgia on Monday night in Carrollton, Georgia. The Argonauts have never started the conference schedule with two straight losses, since joining the Gulf South Conference in 1994. Therefore, the Argos will have an uphill battle to reach the conference tournament.The other Argos that turned in good performances against Alabama Huntsville, included Senior Karmeshia Easley, who scored six points and dished out four assists. Meanwhile, Freshman Chelsea Turgeon added eight points, three rebounds, and two assists in twenty minutes off the bench. Print Friendly Version
Jillian Lafrance (Photo by Ron Besser) Share Argos Place Five on All-GSC Team; Lafrance Earns Pitcher of the Year BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Argonaut softball team tabbed five spots on this year’s All-Gulf South Conference teams. Pitcher Jillian Lafrance (Calgary, Alberta/Charleston Southern) and first basemen Shannon Miles (Shreveport, La./Bossier Parrish CC) were both named to the All-GSC First Team, as Lafrance captured the GSC East Pitcher of the Year laurel. Pitcher Emily Burge (Pace, Fla./Pace HS), shortstop Caurie Miller (Orlando, Fla./Troy), and leftfielder Melissa Chastang (Satsuma, Ala./Satsuma HS) earned Second Team garners after a successful 2009 regular season. Lafrance was a four-time GSC Pitcher of the Week award winner this season, possessing a 1.37 ERA on the season. The junior threw 204 frames to lead the GSC, tying the league with 23 wins. Her 200 fanned batters rank among the GSC . Lafrance has consistently ranked in the NCAA Division II top ten in wins, and has danced among the nation’s top 25 in earned run average. She earned a place on last year’s All-GSC Second Team, and earned her first First Team selection after another dominate season in the circle. Miles spent her first season with the Argonauts, and led the team with a .344 batting average. Her 55 hits, 12 doubles, and nine homeruns ranks her at the top of UWF’s offense. The junior also drove in a team-high 44 runs, slugging a .588 on the season. Defensively, Miles made just six errors this season for a .977 fielding percentage. Burge rounds out her four year career at West Florida with an All-GSC selection after breaking UWF’s career strikeout record. Burge fanned 192 batters in 170 innings pitched this season to total 714 career punch outs for the Argos. The senior posted a 17-9 record in the regular season, holding her opponents to a .217 at the plate. Miller garnered her first All-GSC honor in her senior season with the Argos after providing consistency and composure in the middle infield. Miller’s relentless patience at the plate ranks her second among GSC competitors in walks, drawing 38 so far. The shortstop’s .265 average led to 41 hits and nine doubles, along with 35 RBIs that rank her second among her teammates.Chastang earned her first career All-GSC award this season after spending her third consecutive year as UWF’s starting left field. The junior displayed her versatility at the plate after transitioning from the nine hole, to a starting role in the second spot of West Florida’s batting order. Chastang’s consistency guided her to a team-best 16 sacrifices this season. She was also one of the more successful clutch hitters for the Argos, hitting .309 with runners in scoring position.The Argos open the GSC tournament on Friday at 2:30pm with West opponent, Arkansas-Monticello. Print Friendly Version
Related TopicsToni Dickson Vince McKee Courtesy of Cleveland State Vikings AthleticsCleveland State junior defender Toni Dickson (North Ridgeville, Ohio) was named to the 2017 Horizon League Women’s Soccer All-Academic team that was announced on Friday afternoon.Dickson makes her first appearance on the Academic All-League team after sporting a 3.95 grade point average as a health sciences/pre-physician assistant major.On the field, Dickson has been a mainstay on the backline during her career, appearing in 51 matches with 47 starts and helping the Vikings to 12 shutouts. In addition, she has amassed 11 career points on five goals and one assist.A team captain, Dickson has scored two goals this year, helping the Vikings to nine wins, which is tied for the second most in a season in program history. In addition, she has helped lead CSU to five Horizon League wins, tied for the most in a season in school history.Dickson and the Vikings conclude the regular season tonight when CSU hosts League leading Milwaukee at 7:00 pm at Krenzler Field.The Vikings have clinched a berth in next week’s Horizon League Championship and will play a first round game on Monday (Oct. 30). The complete bracket will be announced at the conclusion of all of Friday’s League matches.The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.Women’s Soccer All-Academic TeamToni Dickson, Cleveland StatePhylisha Drayton, Detroit MercyKelly Kent, Green BaySarah Jacobs, IUPUIHayley Shelton, IUPUIKelli Swenson, MilwaukeeJessica Frey, Northern KentuckyKayte Osterfeld, Northern KentuckyOlivia Everin, UICHaley Kittle, UICEmily Valentine, UICMadison Jewell, Wright StateCourtney Lavin, Youngstown State
The Airline Lady Vikings and Benton Lady Tigers posted girls basketball victories Tuesday night.Airline held off Bossier 46-43 and Benton dropped Parkway 54-39. Elsewhere, Plain Dealing fell to Captain Shreve 60-39.At Airline, the Lady Vikings led by as many as 17 in the second half and were still up by 12 with two minutes left before the Lady Kats came roaring back. Bossier had a chance to tie at the end but couldn’t get a 3-pointer to fall.Sophomore Makayla Bendaw led Airline (2-2) with 13 points and Camilla Rodriguez added eight. Brittany Wallace topped Bossier (4-1), which had a four-game winning streak end, with 14 points. Destiny Thomas and Necka Wynn scored 10 each.Airline is heading to Baton Rouge for the St. Michael tournament for the rest of the week. Bossier is hosting the annual Lady Kats Invitational, which begins Wednesday.At Benton, the Lady Tigers raised their record to 6-1 with the victory. Parkway fell to 3-3.Chelsea Randle scored 16 for the Lady Panthers.Benton is playing in the St. Michael tournament the rest of the week. Parkway faces Green Oaks at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the Lady Kats Invitational.— Russell Hedges, email@example.comTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
Silva will be singing both. And he has a good reason. He was born in a rough slum outside Rio de Janeiro, but from there took a long journey that landed him in Croatia’s national team and a showdown against his country of birth in the World Cup.It’s been a great trip — and a soft landing.Silva has scored 29 international goals for Croatia. Only the country’s most famous player Davor Suker, who led the country to third place in the 1998 World Cup, has scored more.Needless to say, there is interest back home in Vila Kennedy where Silva grew up.“Here in the family everyone is rooting for Eduardo de Silva,” his mother, Joelma da Silva said. “But after the first game, everyone will cheer for Brazil.”Everyone knows it may be a difficult match for Croatia, which also faces Mexico and Cameroon in Group A. Five-time champion Brazil is the overwhelming favorite to reach the knockout stage with the other three battling for second place and a spot in the last 16.“I’m rooting for him,” his mother said. “I understand that it is very important for him. But I’m also rooting for Brazil. Eduardo versus Brazil.”She said her son’s youth was easy to describe.“He played lots of football as a kid,” she said. “He went from school to the football field. That’s how he spent those years.”Silva joined the youth side of Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb in 1999 after he was spotted playing in a local Rio slum.He took Croatian nationality in 2002, played his first match for the senior team against Ireland in 2004, and scored his first official goal in 2006 in a 4-0 win over Hong Kong in the Carlsberg Cup.His brother Bruno knows the match next week could be bittersweet — for everyone.“It is the pinnacle to play for the national team of your country,” he said. “Unfortunately, this pinnacle will not be for Brazil but for another country. But that does not take away the achievement.“He is Croatian for work. But in his heart he is Brazilian.”
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Outspoken Twenty20 star, Dwayne Bravo, has branded Cricket West Indies’ treatment of Darren Sammy as “disrespect”, especially considering the two-time World Cup-winning captain’s contribution to the game in the region. Sammy led West Indies to their historic capture of the T20 World Cup in Kolkata two years ago, when they beat England in a dramatic final at Eden Gardens.However, after controversially criticising CWI at the post-match ceremony for their handling of the team’s preparation for the tournament and throughout the campaign, Sammy was never selected again for West Indies.“Whatever Sammy said in the speech was a matter of frustration. It was building up inside him and he eventually was able to let it go on that platform where the entire world was listening,” Bravo told i95.5 FM in a wide-ranging interview last weekend. “I knew for sure after that speech there would have been problems for Sammy. I didn’t expect that final game to be his last game. To me that is a disrespect. To see someone who captained over 40 Test matches for you, at one point in time was the golden boy of West Indies cricket, went to World Cups for you and because he speaks his mind he no longer gets the opportunity to play again?“A two-time World champion captain, play in a World Cup final, lift the trophy. He makes a speech and that was the last time the people of the Caribbean get to see Darren Sammy play. To me that was a disrespect and again, it goes to show the mentality of the people who run West Indies cricket. “Whenever you speak your mind, that’s it. They consider you a rebel or they consider you as someone that’s it’s [time to move on from].”Sammy, who also presided over the Windies triumph at the 2012 T20 World Cup, played 38 Tests, 126 One-Day Internationals and 68 T20 Internationals. He led West Indies in 30 Tests, 51 ODIs and 47 T20s but was sacked as captain, four months after the Kolkata success and replaced by all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.Bravo, who quit all forms of international cricket last month, said West Indies cricket was no longer respected around the world, largely due to CWI’s management of the game.“Because of how West Indies cricket is run, world cricket don’t respect us anymore … because we don’t respect ourselves,” he argued. “So if we don’t respect ourselves as a nation, as a people, how do we expect the rest of the world to respect us? We’ve produced the best in the world for so many years, we dominated world cricket and then to see West Indies cricket in the state that it’s in now, everyone’s laughing.“West Indies team is the most loved team but a lot of people don’t want to see West Indies rule again, they don’t want to see the West Indies dominate again because of what happened in the past.”He added: “Because we’re always fighting among ourselves, they laugh at us so whenever we turn up for a major tournament, they will always have these negative things to say about West Indies cricket, and the players and all of these things.” Bravo also had controversial run-ins with CWI, most notably over his role in the abandoned tour of India in 2014 when he led the players in a bitter pay dispute with the board.Like Sammy, Bravo was sacked as captain and from the team following the incident, and replaced by current captain Jason Holder for the series away to South Africa. He never played ODIs again.He last played for West Indies two years ago on the ill-fated T20 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, a tour that was overshadowed by the sudden axing of popular head coach Phil Simmons.Bravo contended his time in charge of the ODI squad had been a successful period, which had been unrivalled in recent times. “We were in a much better place than we are now. When I took over the team from Darren Sammy, we used to win like 36 per cent of our games; that 36 per cent moved to 48 per cent and now is down to maybe 24 per cent,” Bravo said.“So in four years, West Indies have not won an ODI series; that never happened under me. But no one ever highlights those things. I only had nine months to captain West Indies and I moved it from 36 per cent back to 48 per cent.“Even going back to Richie Richardson and Jimmy Adams and Carl Hooper and all these guys – my record as captain is better than all those guys.” Bravo actually led the Windies in ODIs for 21 months after taking over the side in February 2013, winning 17 of his 37 matches in charge for a win-rate of nearly 46 per cent.