Amara Al-Khitabi

first_img to go further Middle East – North Africa Libya The editor of the privately-owned Tripoli newspaper Al-Umma, Amara Al-Khitabi is a victim of Libya’s penal code and, in particular, article 195, which remains in effect although it is very repressive. Aged 67, he was arrested on 21 November 2012 and was held for more than four months, becoming the first Libyan journalist to be jailed after the fall of the Gaddafi regime. His crime was publishing a list of 87 judges and prosecutors suspected of corruption and then refusing to reveal his source. Charged with libel and “insulting the judicial system,” he faced a sentence of 3 to 15 years in prison under article 195. Although in poor health, he went on hunger strike. After being released, he was initially forbidden to leave the country to seek treatment. It was only on 21 August 2013 that he was allowed to travel to Jordan. Article 195 was recently amended, but only to adapt it to the post-Gaddafi era. It remains as draconian as ever and Khitabi is still facing a possible 15-year sentence. Hanan Al-Mqawab Libya Find out more Fahem Boukadous Tunisia Find out more Follow the news on Libya Middle East – North Africa Libya Waleed Al-Shehhi United Arab Emirates Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts See more Ahmed Humeidan Bahrain Find out more Adnan Hassanpour Iran Find out more Information hero Amara Al-Khitabi last_img read more

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Following best practice in occupational health has wider business benefits, evidence from HSE shows

first_img There’s a simple way of increasing business efficiency that many executives overlook, according to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE). Their experts argue that embedding occupational health in the wider business culture enhances efficiency, and can even increase profits.HSE Inspectors are best known as enforcers of health and safety regulations, protecting lives and livelihoods, but they also influence and educate, working with employers to help them innovate, be productive and grow.OH Specialist Susan Donnelly points to a small manufacturer, who called “out of the blue” to thank her after seeing a 75% increase in profits. “When I visited there was a problem with occupational asthma. As the business started to grow and production increased, they’d been supplying employees with masks instead of improving ventilation.“They weren’t happy about my recommendations to spend more money on the problem, but within a year they had won a massive order on the back of their health and safety systems. The new customer said it was rare to find an SME with such good working practices.”Fellow OH Specialist Jenny Hannay agrees. “Good practice is about much more than health surveillance. A lot of employers think it’s a matter of ticking the boxes and offering a few wellbeing initiatives. They only act when there’s an actual health problem.“For example, by the time employees complain of the symptoms of vibration damage, they’ve already become less efficient. A more forward-thinking competitor might already have invested in remote or mechanised systems that are not only better for employee health but actually pay for themselves by increasing productivity.”Heather Cunnington, another HSE OH Specialist, also underlines the importance of integrating occupational health into the fabric of the business. “If health and safety is the responsibility of just one person, when they leave the health and safety culture leaves with them. It should be a board-level commitment.”However, creating workable health and safety regulations isn’t a one-way street. “We know what good practice looks like,” she says, “but that doesn’t mean we have nothing to learn from industry, where materials, equipment and processes are always changing. It’s important to understand issues on the ground and feed that back into HSE policy and recommendations.”Influencing people at all levels, from cleaners to chief executives, takes confidence, good communication skills and real insight into the commercial pressures facing business. It’s a rare combination of skills but one that the HSE is currently looking for as they expand their team.OH Specialists are from a nursing background and are likely to have several years’ industry experience in occupational health. Joining HSE with a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SPCHN) qualification forms the basis for further training as a Regulator for HSE. “It’s hard work but it’s worth it,” Susan, Jenny and Heather all agree. “In an internal OH role you help just a few people at a time, in these roles we help the whole workforce of Great Britain.”For more information on OH careers with HSE click here.For more information about the benefits of a proactive health and safety culture in the workplace, visit www.hse.gov.ukFor an personal insight watch this short video. Following best practice in occupational health has wider business benefits, evidence from HSE showsBy HSE on 5 Dec 2017 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Health and safety, Health & Safety Executive, Personnel Today, Wellbeing, Work-life balance, Workforce planning Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Tiny Home, Van, or RV?

first_imgWanderlust is shared by young dreamers and wise souls alike longing for simplicity and freedom. Whether you blame social media, millennials, HGTV, or the growing financial burdens of owning a home, mobile living is a growing movement. Here are the details to decide whether a tiny home, RV, or van is the right fit for you.AestheticsA tiny house offers more traditional features like roof shingles, kitchen counters, sink, and a bathroom—and perhaps most important, wall insulation. “Campers and vans just aren’t designed to handle cold temperatures well,” says tiny home dweller and kayaking guide Fletcher Reed. Vans typically give more of a dirtbag vibe. Regardless of the custom interior work (which can be really nice), it’s still hard to escape that ‘living in a van down by the river’ mentality.Travel ReadinessThis is where van life truly shines. Kate Tierney, who has been living in her van for over a year in classic climbing destinations like the New River Gorge, describes van life as “the freedom to go where I want, when I want.” With a van, you will have the most options when deciding where to park your home for the night, whether it be a campground, parking lot, or stealth camping on a neighborhood street. They are also the most capable when it comes to handling gravel, accessing trailheads, or maneuvering tight, curvy mountain roads. With a camper, or tiny home, there are tanks that need to be emptied, leveling stabilizers that need to be raised, and hitch connections established.CostGenerally speaking, a van will be the most affordable option, with many people converting cheap, high-mileage classics for less than $10,000. Tierney was able to purchase her van for only $5,500, adding less than $1,000 in additional upgrades (with the help of a carpenter friend) to create a home she would live in for more than a year. Campers and RVs will be next in affordability, with tiny homes requiring the largest investment.ComfortWhile van life gets you easily from place to place, it also forces you to sacrifice the most in regards to comfort. That sacrifice might be worth it, though, especially if your passion is your main focus. Corey Lilly, who lived in a van for over two years while chasing clean lines down snow and whitewater, felt that van life is “totally worth it if you have a passion for something. Otherwise it’s just kind of sad.”RegulationsTiny home regulations and ordinances are often a gray area. Many localities still have strict zoning and construction laws in place, like minimum square footage requirements, and accessory dwelling unit classifications, that may prohibit you from simply parking your tiny home on a nice piece of land. Whether typical building code standards affecting loft heights, stairs, and electrical outlets should also apply to tiny homes is a frequently contested topic. As tiny living becomes more popular, it is likely that many of these codes will be adjusted. Until then, however, it would be smart to research the codes in the area you plan to put your home.last_img read more

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Olympics: Félix Sánchez is golden in 400-meter hurdles

first_img Brazil’s Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti: Zanetti, 22, became the first Brazilian gymnast to earn a gold medal when he claimed the top spot in the rings competition. He scored a 15.9 on his routine, just ahead of China’s Chen Yibing (15.8) and Italy’s Matteo Morandi (15.733). Yibing defeated Zanetti at last year’s world championships. “Now I’m No. 1, but I have him to thank for coming this far because it was by training to beat him that I managed to do it,” Zanetti told reporters. “I knew it was very difficult but not impossible and my concentration and all my long years of training paid off.” Men’s basketball: Brazil (4-1) faces Argentina (3-2) in the quarterfinals after rallying for an 88-82 win over Spain (3-2) en route to the Group B title. Argentina, which is coming off a 126-97 loss to the United States (5-0), finished third in Group A. The winner advances to the semifinals on Aug. 10. LONDON – Here’s what you might have missed in recent Olympic action: Dominican Republic’s Félix Sánchez: He claimed gold in the 400 meter hurdles in a blazing 47.63 seconds. Sánchez easily bested the United States’ Michael Tinsley (47.91) and Puerto Rico’s Javier Culson (48.10) to take his place on the top of the medal podium. After the race, Sanchez dedicated his performance to his late grandmother. “I’ve been really emotional all week, thinking about her,” Sánchez told reporters. “All of us do it — you think about winning, you train so hard. You get to this moment and everything has to go right for you to pull it off.” Cuba’s Mijaín López: The heavyweight retained his Olympic title when he claimed gold in the Greco-Roman 120-kilogram (264-pound) class with a victory over Estonia’s Heiki Nabi in the final. López, a four-time world champion who claimed gold four years ago in Beijing, celebrated with a victory lap around the arena with his country’s flag over his shoulders. López also carried Cuba’s flag at the opening ceremony. Here’s what you should keep an eye on Aug. 8: Women’s field hockey: Argentina (3-1-1), which finished atop Group B, is slated to face Great Britain (3-2) in the semifinals. The hosts finished second in Group A. The winner advances to the gold medal game on Aug. 10 against the winner of the Netherlands (5-0) and New Zealand (3-1-1). Men’s volleyball: Brazil (4-1) finished second in Group B and earned a quarterfinal berth against Argentina (3-2), which finished third in Group A. The winner advances to the semifinals on Aug. 10 and will face the winner of the United States (4-1) and Italy (3-2). By Dialogo August 07, 2012last_img read more

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‘Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens’: A New Reboot Strikes Fandom

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York As of Thursday evening, few Darth Vaders, Princess Leias, Chewbaccas, or any new Star Wars characters’ costumes reveled with flashing lightsabers or blasters in the darkness of movie theaters nationwide. Many theater chains had restricted face coverings and simulated weapons for the public’s safety. But then Lucasfilm’s logo flashed, fans held their breath, and John Williams’ epic score ignited an explosive cheer not heard in a long time.Star Wars was back.Millions of wannabe Jedi, Sith, and scoundrels of all ages were immersed in real sets and practical effects – something notably absent in the Star Wars prequels (1999-2005) – in a galaxy far, far away, set thirty years after the events in Return of the Jedi (1983).For the saga’s seventh installment, The Force Awakens, the director J.J. Abrams passed the torch (lightsaber, actually) to a new generation of characters.Rey (Daisy Ridley) was a scavenger, hollow on the inside – unfulfilled – but wore a tough exterior, like the crashed starships she frequented. Finn (John Boyega) was a stormtrooper whose life literally came crashing down after he went AWOL. And Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) was an X-Wing pilot who totally got cocky.Abrams and his new lead trio didn’t change the way we look at movies, but instead helped legions of new youth take their first steps into a larger world, and restored Star Wars’ ineffable “force” that bound and penetrated generations past, making J.J. Abrams the fan base’s honorary lord and savior (with the looming threat of being unofficially and unfairly dubbed “Jar Jar” Abrams – a reference to the largely despised character Jar Jar Binks – should the film be a critical flop).Simple pleasures, like watching that “garbage” Millennium Falcon dogfight those screeching TIE Fighters and jump into light speed, made diehard fans – or maybe just me – want to hug this eventual DVD the same way old and gray Princess – sorry, General – Leia (Carrie Fisher) pressed against Han Solo’s (Harrison Ford) latest rakish jacket.Still, there’s something familiar about this plot: a “no one” youth who looked to the stars from a desert wasteland; a space pirate’s fortress of galactic riff raff, a wretched hive of scum and villainy; and neo-Empire First Order’s Starkiller Base, yet another battle station that’s the ultimate power in the universe.There was a lot of symmetry between A New Hope, the first/fourth Star Wars film, and The Force Awakens – subtitles that both suggest a rebirth. It’s a rehashed plot, maybe even homage, but sometimes our eyes deceive us.Star Wars’ mythology borrowed from themes rooted in literature, religion and history, but now that mythology looked inward at itself. Specifically its purists – extremist fans characterized by nitpicking every parsec of Star Wars material, or trolling Disney’s changes to the universe’s canon, or more recently, racist and sexist tweets toward the new black, female and Guatemalan American main characters. If it’s not from the original trilogy – as in, the 1977-1983 unaltered original trilogy – these fans don’t approve.Intentional or not, J.J. Abrams and returning The Empire Strikes Back co-writer Lawrence Kasdan seemed to find this lack of fan faith disturbing and so they fired a powerful message back at these nearsighted scrap piles. While Rey, Finn and Poe all proved themselves equally, if not more, identifiable and complex as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the message was best personified by the new villain.Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) was a living and walking commentary on extreme fandom. His radical obsession with deceased Darth Vader – an iconic symbol of the original trilogy – was weirdly comparable to the purists’ passionate relationship with those classic three films.But Kylo Ren was imperfect, like his crossguard lightsaber that spewed three unstable fiery red blades – a raw replica of an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. Even his voice – altered but not mechanized – reminded me of an amateur Vader impression (though his voice still sounded awesome). He can’t become the original baddie or create more Death Stars. You simply can’t keep recreating the original trilogy, like so many Star Wars purists suggest. You have to let go of the past.Kylo Ren didn’t surpass Vader – no villain probably ever will – but that seemed to be the point, communicating a deeper message that perhaps subtly resonated with hardcore Star Wars fans more than any Emperor could have foreseen, and that made him come damn near close.The overall message: it doesn’t matter which Star Wars era you were raised with or favor; all fans share one unifying Force. That acceptance, that unity, was the real “Force” awakened.“Find your place in the galaxy,” Disney wrote across their overwhelming and nostalgic marketing campaign. Moms, dads and younglings all sharing loving bonds for all things Star Wars were validated when The Force Awakens’ credits finally rolled. It was as if millions of voices across the universe suddenly cried out in bliss and were suddenly captivated.Han said it best: “We’re home.”last_img read more

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NextGen know-how: Take responsibility for your life

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I recently had the opportunity to attend a week-long conference with Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. The event was focused on helping people break through to higher levels of success.The first principle of success Jack introduced was “Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life.” Most of us have been conditioned to blame something or someone outside of ourselves for the parts of our life we don’t like. But the truth is, there is only one person who is responsible for the quality of life you live: you.When Jack first introduced this success principle, my immediate thought was that I didn’t have room for improvement. I take responsibility for my life. I don’t blame others for my outcomes. But as we got deeper into the topic, I realized there are places where excuses linger and I don’t take full responsibility. continue reading »last_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Tuesday, June 11

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTonko shows he’s grown out of touchPaul Tonko, are you listening? You have lost touch. After reading in The Gazette that you support more investigations on impeaching our president, and continuing to waste our money on this witch hunt, it’s clear you no longer represent what’s right and decent. While an assemblymen here in New York you seemed to want what was good for all New York.  I supported you and believed you had our best interests at heart.But this unwavering, lockstep, partisan Democrat charade you have demonstrated since your ascension to Washington is disturbing and disheartening. New York is the highest-taxed, most unfairly regulated, oppressed state in the country.Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whom you adamantly continue to support, has virtually bankrupted our state, wasted our money on giveaway programs to undocumented  immigrants and criminals, while our infrastructure crumbles, school and property taxes are astronomical and the unborn and disabled are forgotten.And now you’re worried about another fruitless probe. Shame on you Paul. You have lost my vote. We deserve better.If I see you again at a local function or your annual visit to the Altamont Fair, I will respectfully shake your hand. But remember, we put you in Washington to support us at home, not the other way around. Just do your job. What you’re doing now is not it. It’s time you see what’s happening at home to us.Paul HasbrouckPrincetownGroup desperately in need of volunteersI’m writing with a plea for help. The senior population of our area is growing faster than our number of volunteers.This is causing a problem in serving their needs, especially in the towns of Ballston and Malta. Care Links was established in 1996 to “link those in need with those that care” thereby enabling persons 60 and older to continue to live independently in their own homes. But we are in trouble. Today, 39 older residents of southern Saratoga County need your help. Due to ever-increasing requests for support, they have been placed on a waiting list for services. We have 15 seniors who are waiting for rides to medical appointments, dialysis and shopping and another 24 waiting for relief through respite, a conversation with a friendly visitor or someone to do their shopping.Can you help us by volunteering? Care Links is very flexible in its scheduling and we have opportunities for all ages, from children to seniors.  If a couple of hours a week or one day a month. Whatever time works for you, will work for us. If you wish to explore the possibility of volunteering for any of these services, please call Care Links at 518-399-3262. Thank you!Francine RodgerClifton ParkThe writer is chair, Captain/CHS Senior Services CommitteeEnforce laws to curb illegal immigrationI am a transplanted Texan who lived in south Texas near the Gulf Coast, about a 3-hour drive to Mexico.It’s amusing to me to hear how badly we treat folks who break our laws to get here and then ignore them once here.Do you think maybe they get away with it because ranches and farms hire them for cheap labor? I lived there for 30 years and it has gotten worse. Pregnant women sneak over the border and get caught so can have their children here safely.We are not going to see a change until we enforce laws already in place.They know that even a camp here is better then a drug-lord-run Mexico. Until we stop hiring them for cheap labor, it will keep happening.It is worse down south and in California. It’s not like folks are sneaking in from Canada in the thousands.Louise WassojnRexfordMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

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Despite early exit from tourney, future looks bright for UW

first_imgGREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoPHILADELPHIA — One and done.Even though the infamous phrase fits the UW basketball team’s performance in this year’s NCAA tournament, many of the team’s players simply aren’t buying it.While the 94-75 loss to eighth-seeded Arizona marks the end of the Badgers’ 2005-06 season, Wisconsin would rather opt for another all-too-common saying — there’s always next year.Though Wisconsin was certainly a disappointed team in the locker room following the first-round loss, many players couldn’t help but be optimistic to start next season already — and understandably so.The Badgers lose only lone senior Ray Nixon, and all the hardships they suffered this season will certainly pay dividends for the young team’s improvement going into next year.”We have to use this game as a starting point for next year,” freshman Joe Krabbenhoft said. “We’ve got a lot of young guys and we’ll get after it.”With Wisconsin losing only Nixon, practically the same lineup will be on the floor next season with a year’s experience of playing together under its belt.Not to mention the Badgers hope to get back some of their missing contributors off the bench in freshman Marcus Landry and sophomore Greg Stiemsma. The two were ruled academically ineligible this semester, which undeniably affected Wisconsin’s hot mid-season stride and resulted in a roller-coaster ride for the rest of the year.But while much of the team is returning in 2006-07, staying together over the offseason will still be critical if the Badgers hope to build on this past season for next year.”As a team, we have to all stay together,” junior Alando Tucker said. “We had a tough time, but if you look over the course of the season and look back at it, we did some incredible things despite the fact that we lost guys and a lot of adversity we handled. But as a team, we stuck together, and that’s one of [the] things we’re still trying to do for next year.”And with so many players coming back, Tucker thinks a loss like this will actually help in the long run.”We were young, and I think this really helps,” Tucker said. “Guys need experience, and we’ve got a lot of guys coming back. We lost one guy in Ray (Nixon), but everybody else is coming back, and they should take from this year having been through a tough Big Ten schedule, playing in an NCAA tournament, playing in the Big Ten tournament — that gives players experience.”Even head coach Bo Ryan was more than willing to talk about next year after his team’s abysmal loss to the Wildcats — it must’ve been the aroma of cheese steaks and hoagies that got to him.Or maybe it was because he simply couldn’t find a spot to hide in his hometown of Philadelphia during the embarrassing loss.”I couldn’t hide,” Ryan joked. “I looked for a spot, but somebody in the band had already taken it.”In all seriousness, however, Ryan is already looking forward to next year, just like the players.”[Next year] looks pretty good,” Ryan said. “I like what we have going. … A lot of these guys will come back next year better, hopefully all of them.”Aside from the 13 potential returning players from this year’s roster, Ryan is also happy to welcome three new, highly touted recruits next year.Jason Bohannon, J.P. Gavinski and Trevon Hughes make up Wisconsin’s recruiting class of 2006, and all hope to play a role in the Badgers’ success next season.Gavinksi, a 6-foot-11 center out of Wisconsin Dells High School, and Hughes, a 6-foot-2 guard who scored 22 points in St. John’s Northwest Military Academy’s (Delafield, Wis.) loss to Seymour in the WIAA Division II state tournament semifinals in Madison Friday, will add some much-needed depth to their respective positions for Wisconsin’s roster.And as for Bohannon — a 6-foot-2 guard from Linn-Marr High School in Marion, Iowa — he is simply the type of player Ryan loves to coach.”You’ve just got to like the kid,” Ryan said of Bohannon. “They were down and the fans started chanting in a derogatory way, and he scored 17 points in three minutes, and they won by one. I like those kind of guys.”But Ryan won’t be looking to the three newcomers as much as he will be to Landry and Steimsma to bounce back from their academic suspensions.Whereas some coaches would probably be upset with their mishaps in the classroom this past semester, Ryan hopes to see the two improve both on and off the court next year and help the two out as much as he possibly can as their head coach.”Hopefully, the other guys that had some misfortune that, as coaches, just like family members, you just keep encouraging them and working with them, that they’ll be ready to go,” Ryan said. “It doesn’t change anything now, but we’re always ready to teach, we’re always ready to help guys get better, that’s for sure.”Next year appears to be getting better already — and that’s for sure.last_img read more

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WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman vs Tyson Fury, will it happen?

first_img LIVE TV Braun Strowman, The Miz and Heavy Machinery were having a match against AJ Styles, Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton. The match ended on a different note with former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury a.k.a The Gypsy King getting involved in a brawl with Braun Strowman. Strowman spotted Tyson Fury in the front row and pretended to square up against the boxing superstar. Initially, it seemed light-hearted and Tyson Fury decided to play along by standing up and putting up his fists against Strowman but things turned differently after Dolph Ziggler took advantage of the moment and attacked Strowman from behind. Tyson Fury enjoyed the moment but Strowman did not like it certainly WWE SmackDown made its debut on Fox with some of the best moments of WWE till date. The Rock made his comeback in the episode alongside the current WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and assaulted Baron Corbin inside the ring. While Cain Velasquez made his WWE debut after Brock Lesnar’s victory against Kofi Kingston and made the beast exit the arena out of fear. However, the feud between Braun Strowman and former WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury caught everyone’s attention. Tyson Fury was a guest on the Fox debut but things went differently when he was forced to get out of the barricade for a brawl with The Monster Among Men. WWE may plan to fix-up a match between Tyson and Braun Strowman in future but nothing has been declared officially yet. Also Read- WWE SmackDown: Cain Velasquez enters the ring to destroy Brock LesnarWWE SmackDown: What went down Also Read- WWE Hell In A Cell:Here are the top moments from the demonic structureBraun Strowman threw his opponent Dolph Ziggler into the ring post and attacked Tyson Fury. This made Tyson Fury furious as he jumped the barricade with the intention of attacking Braun Strowman. However, security interfered and stopped The Gypsy King in getting into a brawl with Braun Strowman. Tyson Fury kept verbally challenging Braun Strowman while the commentators said: “This is not Tyson Fury’s World”.WWE SmackDown: Tyson Fury vs Braun Strowman?WWE has not yet finalised anything regarding the match between Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman. However, the fans were extremely thrilled to see both the men go against each other in SmackDown’s Fox debut. WWE has often booked matches between wrestlers and boxers, Mike Tyson fought with Stone Cold in the 90s and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather fought The Big Show at WrestleMania 24. If the fans desperately want it and both men are interested, Tyson Fury vs Braun Strowman can be a big match in WWE.Also Read- WWE SmackDown: Here’s how The Rock influenced the word ‘Smackdown’ Last Updated: 5th October, 2019 14:51 IST WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman Vs Tyson Fury, Will It Happen? Tyson Fury attended the SmackDown debut on FOX as a guest. However, he got involved in a brawl with Braun Strowman. Know more about the chances of their match. WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img First Published: 5th October, 2019 14:51 IST Written By Raj Sarkar BREAKING: After he jumped the guardrail on Friday Night #SmackDown, WWE will offer @Tyson_Fury an open mic THIS MONDAY on #Raw. https://t.co/uQNRqtQj8i— WWE (@WWE) October 5, 2019 FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more

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Ben and Sammy looking to end year on a high note

first_img11 Dec 2013 Ben and Sammy looking to end year on a high note English boy champion Ben Amor (Marlborough, Wiltshire) and girl international Sammy Fuller (Roehampton, Surrey) will seek to add to England’s past successes in the event when they compete in the Junior Orange Bowl at Biltmore Golf Club, Florida, on 27th – 30th December. Amor (image © Leaderboard Photography), 18, won the English boys title for the Carris Trophy after a three-way playoff at West Lancashire Golf Club in July. He finished tied with on 286, two under par, with Italy’s Renato Paratore and Jamie Li from Bath but won with a par at the second extra hole. Amor, a member of the re-constituted England ‘A’ squad, also finished third in the Welsh Open Youths Championship, fourth in the Canadian Junior Challenge and won all six of his games on his England debut in the Boys Home Internationals. Fuller, 14, was in England’s winning team at the Girls’ Home Internationals and represented GB&I in the Junior Vagliano Trophy. This year, she also had top-ten finishes in the women’s Welsh Open, Irish Open and English Close Championships, she won the Bridget Jackson Bowl and was third on the 2013 Lorrin Golf England girls’ Order of Merit. She is a past English under 13 girls’ champion. Sammy has enjoyed much success in the US. Last winter, she set a transatlantic record with her sixth consecutive win in the Pars Florida International Junior Championship. She has won her way through the age groups every year since 2006 and in 2012 won both the under 14 division and the overall girls’ prize. On the same visit to the States she won her age group in the Honda Junior Classic for the third straight time. The prestigious Junior Orange Bowl is an under 18 event and has separate boys and girls tournaments over 72 holes of stroke play. Two English boys have won the title. Ben Parker, now a professional, won over the Biltmore course in 2005 while Patrick Kelly triumphed by 13 strokes a year ago. Stiggy Hodgson, who has also turned professional, finished runner-up in 2008.last_img read more

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