The Italian parliament on Wednesday approved an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people to Europe, many of whom find their way to Italian shores.Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in December said he would redeploy some troops to North Africa from Iraq and Afghanistan, seeking parliament’s approval.In the resolution on foreign missions for this year, Italy plans to spend 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion) on 31 missions in 21 countries. Only a portion of the funding was approved in the budget and additional money will have to be set aside by the end of September.The focus on Africa comes as Italy is seeking to stop migrants from reaching its shores. The mostly African immigrants first cross the Sahel states to reach Libya, where they set off in boats for Italy. More than 600,000 have come in the past four years.Libya has been pin pointed as the main departure point, due to the political void created by the ouster and killing of long-serving leader Muammar Gaddafi.Gaddafi’s killing created a void, which people smugglers took advantage of to rake in money from migrants seeking to reach Europe.Gentiloni said the mission would “guarantee stability in the area and fight illegal trafficking of migrants”.
DAS and small cells are often used to deliver the required coverage and capacity – either for delivering in-building wireless, addressing dead spots, densifying the network in high traffic areas or offloading the capacity from the macro networks. With the increasing use of DAS and small cells, mobile operators are looking at options to mitigate and manage the associated noise and interference, and coverage and capacity issues. During the panel, Mr. O’Neill will be discussing how Dali’s all-digital RF Router can help operators avoid these issues and allow them to maximize capacity and performance.Dali’s all-digital DAS transcends the capabilities typically associated with traditional DAS. The RF noise floor is unaffected by fiber length, allowing greater reach without signal degradation. In addition, Dali’s all-digital DAS overcomes the typical limiting factors of interference through selective simulcasting and dynamic capacity allocation. By allocating RF resources to where and when it’s needed, mobile operators can maximize the usage of capacity, and ultimately enhance the performance of the network.Visit Dali Wireless at booth 113 to learn how Dali’s solutions can rapidly increase wireless coverage and capacity while minimizing total cost of ownership (TCO) of mobile operators’ network infrastructure. Dali Wireless will be showcasing its award-winning all-digital RF Router platform at the DAS and Small Cell Congress at the Roosevelt in New Orleans, LA from June 8-10 at Booth 113. Geoff O’Neill, Sales Director of Dali Wireless, will also be presenting on the panel entitled “DAS Optimization and Monitoring Techniques for Peak Performance” scheduled for Tuesday, June 9th from 3:10pm – 4:15pm.
TEAM Elite and San Miguel bagged the championships in the women’s and men’s categories of the Leon December Open Invitational Volleyball Cup 2018 Season 2 in Leon, Iloilo.Led by MVP awardee Kian Ceballos and Krystl Lou Capilastique, Team Elite came up with a strong showing in the finals to defeat University of San Agustin.Santo Cristo Parochial School claimed the third place finish.Ceballos, sister of Generika-Ayala Lifesavers star Fiola Ceballos, was also named as 1st Best Outside Hitter aside from her MVP trophy, while Capilastique was hailed as the 1st Best Opposite Spiker. Other members of the Team Elite were Angeline Cabalo (best server), Denden Tamesin (1st best middle hitter), Donna May Corcolla, Gerlie Cantara, Jemima Camit, Kleitz Louise Cain, Hannah Cabrobias, and Ivy lie Calumay.Also given award were Maryiel Maglupay (2nd best outside hitter), Lyca Molina (2nd best middle hitter), Ana Marie Sabarillo (best libero) and Muriel Candaganan (best setter).Team San Miguel, on the other hand, bagged the men’s category championship after defeating San Agustin.Angels team took home the third place trophy. Deo Amparado was named as MVP for San Miguel.The three-day volleyball tournament was spearheaded by Leon Volleyball Association headed by Alma Cagalitan Capilastique and Sangguniang Kabataan council of Barangay Poblacion in coordination with LGU of Leon and Brgy Poblacion council./PN
IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Saturday marked the first time since her tour debut in 2004 that Kusakabe had finished a round all alone at the top of the leaderboard.“I’ve mostly been missing the cuts, so I’m a bit surprised,” said the 32-year-old, who had reached the final round just once in her last 10 tournaments and opted this week for a new putting grip.“All of a sudden, I’ve begun putting well,” she said. “I’m not getting younger, so I’d better make the most of this chance.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KARUIZAWA, NAGANO PREF. – Tomoko Kusakabe shot her second straight 68 on Saturday to take sole possession of the lead after two rounds at the NEC Karuizawa 72.Kusakabe, whose best finish was a second place in 2007, took a one-stroke lead over Yuri Fudo, who matched her 68, and overnight co-leader Yang Eun Bi of South Korea. Junko Omote, who shared the first-round lead with Kusakabe and Yang, shot an even-par 72 to fall four strokes off the pace.
It was a familiar place but different clothes for Jabeur Johnson on Monday night when he ran out on to the field for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) encounter between the home team, Arnett Gardens, and long-time rivals and neighbours Tivoli Gardens. Johnson, a long-time favourite of the home fans, could no longer count on their warmth and support as he was no longer one of their own. Ten years of association had come to an end. “At first, I was pretty nervous being on the opposite side. Normally, I would have been wearing the red and black of Arnett Gardens and playing against Tivoli Gardens, but now, I was playing for Tivoli Gardens, so it took a while for me to settle down,” Johnson said in describing the early moments of the game. Being the professional that he is, Johnson said that he had to do his job. “I then got it together, saying to myself that this is work. ‘Work has to be done, so you do what you have to do.’ “I did my endeavour best, and in the end, my team won,” said an obviously pleased Johnson, who assisted in his team’s first goal of a come-from-behind 3-1, their first in a number of meetings. Helping his team back on level terms was a major plus for Johnson, who joined Tivoli Gardens at the beginning of the season after having his services terminated by Arnett Gardens at the end of last season. A big part of Tivoli Gardens’ win, which lifted them from the foot of the table and into 11th position with the same number of points as 10th-placed UWI and within striking distance of Cavalier, was Johnson’s locking down of Arnett Gardens attacker Fabian Reid. Having played alongside Reid for a number of years, Johnson’s inside knowledge aided him. “I was breathing in his ears throughout. Wherever he went, I was there. If he walked, I walked, if he ran, I ran,” the former Dunoon Park Technical High School student explained. With the victory secured, Johnson was overcome with emotion. “It was a pretty overwhelming feeling. Johnson and Tivoli will be looking to continue on the positive path when they travel to Mount Pleasant in one of two RSPL games tomorrow, with UWI and Arnett Gardens also locking horns. In today’s fixtures, Molynes will host Harbour View at 3 p.m,. the same time that Dunbeholden will welcome Humble Lion. At 5 p.m., Cavalier will play Vere, while Waterhouse welcome Portmore United to Drewsland at 8 p.m. Today’s Matches: Molynes vs Harbour View – 3 p.m. Dunbeholden vs Humble Lion – 3 p.m. Cavalier vs Vere – 5:00pm. Waterhouse vs Portmore – 8 p.m. Tomorrow’s Matches: UWI vs Arnett Gardens – 3 p.m. Mount Pleasant vs Tivoli Gardens – 3 p.m.
In the midst of allegations involving Real Salt Lake’s majority owner, Dell Loy Hansen, for making racist comments, head club scout and former national player Andy Williams has revealed incidents of racial abuse by the owner.Williams also criticised Hansen for his lack of investment into scouting for the MLS team. In response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed black man by police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 23, players of sports leagues in America refused to play games last Wednesday and Thursday in protest.The initiative, which was started by the NBA, trickled down to Major League Soccer (MLS) players where a majority of games scheduled for last Wednesday were postponed including Real Salt Lake’s match again Los Angeles Football Club. The move was not supported by Hansen, who went on the X96 Radio from Hell podcast and expressed his dissatisfaction at the action. “All I can say is they supported other issues nationally; they clearly did not support our city or our organisation,” Hansen said. “It’s taken a lot of wind out of my sails, what effort I want to put into recruiting players and building a great team.” NO EFFORT Williams in an interview with Utah television station KSL said that Hansen has not made any effort in this regard. “He’s never invested in the team. He doesn’t spend. Scouting doesn’t exist. I don’t go anywhere, my staff doesn’t go anywhere. We watch soccer like everybody else on the TV,” he said. “With him saying that, that’s crazy. He doesn’t invest in scouting, he’s not trying to improve the team currently. He’s trying to spend the least money as it is to survive, which is sad. The fans here deserve a lot better.” Furthermore in a subsequent interview with The Athletic on Thursday, Williams detailed incidents of Hansen allegedly making racially charged statements.The 42-year-old Williams has been involved with Real Salt Lake for 15 years in which six of those were spent as a player. After his retirement in 2011, he served as the club’s head scout until April when he was placed on furlough.Hansen has been criticised by players across the league following his comments on Thursday’s radio programme as well as other sporting figures such as Utah Jazz’s Donovan Mitchell. With calls demanding that he divest his interest in the wake of the allegations made in Thursday’s report, Hansen made an announcement on Sunday declaring his intention to sell the team as well as other clubs that he owns including National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) franchise Utah Royals and United Soccer League (USL) club Real Monarchs. firstname.lastname@example.org
See also:QPR reject bid for Osayi-SamuelQPR interested in French winger UrieQPR ‘absolutely appalled’ by decision to resume on 20 June Fenerbahce are reportedly interested in signing Bright Osayi-Samuel from QPR.Turkish television channel Haber Global have reported that Fener have identified Osayi-Samuel as a possible signing.AdChoices广告West London Sport recently revealed that QPR had rejected a bid from Club Brugge for the 22-year-old. The Belgian outfit offered just over £3m for the winger, who has been outstanding this season.The bid was promptly turned down and QPR remain in discussions with Osayi-Samuel over a new contract.Osayi-Samuel has been in excellent form for QPROptions to extend the contracts of Osayi-Samuel and Ryan Manning by a year were recently taken up – both deals were due to expire this summer.QPR are hoping to tie them to longer-term deals but expect interest this summer in the likes of Osayi-Samuel and Ebere Eze.The club have been looking at potential replacements. West London Sport recently revealed that Rangers are interested in Guingamp’s Axel Urie. Eze’s deal expires next year but there is an option to extend it by 12 months, meaning he is effectively under contract until 2022.Interest from other clubs in both Eze and Osayi-Samuel was fended off in the final days of the January transfer window.[scriptless] Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
(Reuters) – Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has said he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the doping that led to him being stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles, according to details of an interview that will air next week on NBCSN. The network, owned by NBC Sports Group, said yesterday it would broadcast a 30-minute interview next Wednesday called “Lance Armstrong: Next Stage” in which the 47-year-old American discusses his career and the decisions he made.“We did what we had to do to win. It wasn’t legal, but I wouldn’t change a thing: whether it’s losing a bunch of money, going from hero to zero,” said Armstrong, who overcame cancer to win the first of his seven consecutive Tour de France titles 20 years ago, in an excerpt of the interview provided by NBC Sports.Armstrong was stripped of his Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life in 2012 after the International Cycling Union ratified the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s sanctions. The American later admitted to cheating in a January 2013 televised interview with Oprah Winfrey.Armstrong, once a hero to millions, suffered a spectacular fall from grace that costs him millions of dollars in lawsuits and endorsements.“I wouldn’t change a thing. I wouldn’t change the way I acted. I mean I would, but this is a longer answer,” he said. “Primarily, I wouldn’t change the lessons that I’ve learned. I don’t learn all the lessons if I don’t act that way. I don’t get investigated and sanctioned if I don’t act the way I acted.“If I just doped and didn’t say a thing, none of that would have happened. None of it. I was begging for, I was asking for them to come after me. It was an easy target.”
Manchester United have opened talks over a shock transfer swoop for Barcelona outcast Philippe Coutinho.The Brazil international only joined the Catalan giants last year but is widely reported to be unsettled after a lack of impact since his move from Liverpool.The Reds have been linked with a move to re-sign Coutinho, however, CaughtOffside reports that other big clubs have been placed on alert.Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are among those interested in Coutinho should he leave the Nou Camp.However, CaughtOffside understands United have moved to steal a march on their rivals by making early contact with Barca with an enquiry over the 26-year-old.It remains to be seen if the former Liverpool man would be prepared to make a move to a bitter rival like United, potentially destroying his reputation at Anfield forever.Still, it’s easy to see why the Red Devils are interested in Coutinho, who was world class in his time in the Premier League, and who could make an ideal replacement for the struggling Alexis Sanchez.It is expected that Coutinho would cost around £100million to bring back to English football.The South American could also be a quality addition for Chelsea as they face losing Eden Hazard to Real Madrid in the near future, while he could also be a fine fit for Pep Guardiola’s City.Related
Araya Diaz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — In the era of movie and TV reboots, actress Kirstie Alley hinted that Look Who’s Talking might make its way back onto the big screen.Alley starred in the 1989 classic movie alongside John Travolta.The 69-year-old teased the potential reboot or continuation of the trilogy during her Wednesday appearance on The Talk. When pressed by co-host Sheryl Underwood, Alley confirmed “John and I — We really both want to do it because we think it’s funny that we’re the grandparents and that we, you know, our kids will be ugly so that we’ll still be the stars.”Alley jokingly added that only the grandchildren “can be really cute.”However, she remained tight-lipped on whether or not the fourth installment is actually happening. Said the former Dancing with the Stars contestant while throwing her hands in the air, “We don’t know what’s happening! We heard a rumor that they were doing it but I don’t know if it’s with us or without us.” Alley appears to be really on board because she then hints that the audience should write letters before shrugging, “does anyone do that anymore?”After the critical success of Look Who’s Talking, she and Travolta went on to star in two more sequels, 1990’s Look Who’s Talking Too and 1993’s Look Who’s Talking. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved