Barras bounce back with 26 run win

first_imgThe Barras batted first and finished at 8/232, thanks largely to knocks from Vani Vagi Morea (52), Dogodo Bau (46) and Lega Siaka (27).UAE’s run chase had them on track at 3/148, but a batting collapse in the middle order gave way to the win for the Barras bowling UAE all out for 206 inside 47 overs.Captain Assad Vala was the best of the bowlers, taking 3/20 off his ten overs.Vala’s spell included the prized scalp of UAE’s danger man Ghulam Shabber, who top scored with 70.The third One Day International will be played tomorrow.last_img read more

They are here Our Evzones have arrived in Australia

first_imgStanding tall and proud, the twelve soldiers of the Hellenic Presidential Guard, and their Lieutenant General, Head of the Military Office of the President of the Hellenic Republic, were welcomed in Adelaide last night by Premier of South Australia, Steven Marshall, who held a private reception in their honour.“I would like to extend an extraordinary warm welcome to the representatives of the Hellenic Presidential Guard who are with us.“History, time and circumstances have brought Greece and Australia together helping to forge unique cultural and ancestral bonds that have lasted generations and have strengthened over time. On behalf of the people of SA, I would like to thank President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos for giving permission for the Evzones to return to Adelaide,” said Premier Marshall, before proceeding to congratulate all members of the Greek South Australian community for their invaluable contribution and commitment in all sectors of the South Australian society. You are truly an inspiration and an example of how hard work, enterprise and perseverance is rewarded in Australia.”The Evzones arrived in Adelaide on Tuesday afternoon and took part in the Dawn Service at the City of West Torrens Memorial Grounds this morning.Evzones at the dawn service in Adelaide. Photo: Zoi PapafilopoulouFollowing the Service, the elite members of the Presidential Guard also marched as part of the traditional Anzac Day Parade through the streets of Adelaide.Unlike previous years, Adelaide was the only Australian state to be graced with the presence of Evzones as part of Anzac services. They agreed to alter their pace in order to accompany the Australian soldiers during the parade, and marched alongside them to commemorate the role of the soldiers of Crete and Greece. Their presence casts light on soldiers referred to as the ‘forgotten Anzacs’ and honours the relationship between Greece and Australia.The Presidential Guard will remain in Adelaide for seven days filled with activities, including participation in this year’s Greek Orthodox Easter Celebrations.The Evzones’ visit to Adelaide was made possible thanks to the generous support of SA’s local Greek community.The anticipated visit has already been received with great enthusiasm by the members of the Greek and Australian communities.The visit will conclude on 1 May. What an absolute honour. Goose bumps all over.Posted by Sotirios Sam Simos on Wednesday, 24 April 2019 Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Mike Pence to stop North Korea hijacking Winter Olympics aide says

first_img Read more Share via Email Share on LinkedIn news North Korea North Korea criticises Trump’s ‘sinister’ State of the Union address @MartinPengelly Mike Pence to stop North Korea ‘hijacking’ Winter Olympics, aide says Since you’re here… Share on Facebook Martin Pengelly Topics Shares189189 … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. “We are seeing unprecedented level of international cooperation on the maximum pressure strategy targeting the Kim [Jong-un] regime, and the vice-president will make clear that this maximum pressure campaign will only intensify.”Axios quoted another unidentified government source as saying: “North Korea wants to make this about cute photo ops. The vice-president is countering North Korea’s desire to control the message. “We’re not going to cede two weeks of world media to North Korea.”In January, Trump spoke approvingly of the Olympic rapprochement, for which he appeared to take credit.He said: “A lot of people have said and a lot of people have written that without my rhetoric and without my tough stance – and it’s not just a stance, I mean this is what has to be done – that they wouldn’t be talking about Olympics, they wouldn’t be talking right now.” The vice-president, Mike Pence, will stop North Korea “hijacking” the Winter Olympics, an aide said on Sunday, by using his own presence at the Games to remind the world “everything the North Koreans do at the Olympics is a charade to cover up the fact that they are the most tyrannical and oppressive regime on the planet”. Share on Pinterest Such rhetoric contrasts with recent diplomatic exchanges between North and South Korea. The two countries will march under one flag at the Games, which begin in Pyeongchang on Friday. They will also field a joint women’s ice hockey team.Diplomacy around the Games has been hailed as a success, at odds with confrontational and inflammatory rhetoric from the White House and Pyongyang since Donald Trump became president last year.Kim Jong-un’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon deliverable to US soil has fuelled tension, as have Trump’s aggressive speeches and tweets on the subject. Last month, a false alarm of an incoming ballistic missile spread panic in Hawaii.Trump, who has repeatedly threatened military action, criticised North Korea in his State of the Union speech to Congress this week, at which a North Korean defector was a praised guest. A spokesperson for North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday the speech reflected “the height of Trump-style arrogance, arbitrariness and self-conceit”.Pence is due to attend the Olympics opening ceremony and some early events, as part of an Asia tour.The Axios website quoted the unidentified aide to the vice-president as saying: “At every opportunity, the VP will point out the reality of the oppression in North Korea by a regime that has enslaved its people. We will not allow North Korea’s propaganda to hijack the messaging of the Olympics. Trump takes credit for Olympics talks between North and South Korea Asia Pacific Support The Guardian Last modified on Thu 8 Mar 2018 08.51 EST This article is more than 1 year old Sun 4 Feb 2018 10.30 EST South Korea North Korea Winter Olympics Winter Olympics 2018 US foreign policy The North Korean figure skater Ryom Tae-ok in training with her partner Kim Ju-sik. North and South Korea will march under one flag at the Games.Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Share on Messenger Mike Pence Share via Email Read more Share on Twitter This article is more than 1 year old Share on Facebook Vice-president believes North’s presence ‘a charade’The Observer view: the Winter Olympics and North Korea Share on WhatsApp Share on Twitter Reuse this contentlast_img read more