Rochester native Yianni Diakomihalis became the first true freshman to win a national championship for Cornell wrestling since the legendary Kyle Dake ’13 did so in 2010. At 141, Diakomihalis defeated top-seeded Bryce Meredith of Wyoming by 7-4 decision on Saturday evening in the final round of the NCAA Championships in Cleveland. Diakomihalis has been among the standouts for the Red this season, sporting a 31-1 record prior to the national tournament, including 24 bonus point wins. At the NCAA Championships, Diakomihalis was placed as a No. 2 seed Jaydin Eierman of Missouri — the same wrestler that handed Diakomihalis his only loss earlier in the season.
March 18, 2018 00:56 UTC
LACONIA — City Councilor Armand Bolduc was the recipient of 101.5 WEEI Sports Radio’s Home Town Hero Award. “I’ve known Armand since I was a kid and he was Chief Elf at Christmas Village in Laconia,” Nadon said. There isn’t a more deserving person to be the WEEI Home Town Hero than Laconia’s Armand Bolduc.”The WEEI Home Town Hero Award was established in honor of 101.5 FM Radio’s founder, and Dirk Nadon’s step-father, Bill Forbes. Dirk Nadon of WEEI presents Armand Bolduc with WEEI's Hometown Hero Award on Thursday. With Nadon, from left, are WEEI Sports Director Keith Murray, Nadon, Laconia City Councilor Bob Hamel, Bolduc, son Donald Bolduc, Laconia Mayor Ed Engler and daughter Michelle Bolduc Muzzey.
March 18, 2018 00:22 UTC
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March 17, 2018 21:33 UTC
Returning to the squad after recovering from a finger injury, Shakib led the Tigers in the thrilling victory over Sri Lanka on Friday to reach the final. If Bangladesh win against India in the final, it will be the Tigers’ first victory in the final of any series, meaning the first trophy, and also the first victory against India in T20. The Tigers have played seven T20Is against India, but could not win a single one of those games. Captain Shakib, however, does not want the Tigers to feel the pressure from the record book. The skipper said the possibility of the Tigers playing well would increase if they can maintain the relaxed mood.
March 17, 2018 21:32 UTC
A concern for all seasons: Violence against children in Bangladesh continues to rise, particularly because children remain easy targets. The problem is two-fold: Poverty-stricken families do not only lack the resources to fight legal battles, but they lack the knowledge of trial procedures. The mark of a civilized society lies in how well its vulnerable communities are protected, and to that end, it is the duty of the government, unions, and local communities to come forward to protect children from violence, sexual and otherwise. Moreover, it is high time that communities do better in treating child victims as victims and perpetrators as monsters, and not the other way around. We must rise up to do all we can to protect all children; after all they are our most vulnerable, and most precious, of our citizens.
March 17, 2018 21:22 UTC
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March 17, 2018 21:00 UTC
“We are working to ensure that the families of the deceased and the injured people get the compensation in the minimum possible time. He said they sent a letter about the insurance claim to Sena Kalyan Insurance Company Limited immediately after the crash on Mar 12. The state-owned general insurance company’s Managing Director Syed Shahriyar Ahsan told bdnews24.com that the US-Bangla would get $70 million as compensation. Three more survivors of the US-Bangla plane crash in Nepal have returned Dhaka on Friday, when they were admitted to the burns unit of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital. We will arrange the compensation for the families of the deceased after completing the investigation as early as possible,” he said.
March 17, 2018 20:48 UTC
North Korea has so far not publicly acknowledged the invitation. The Central Intelligence Agency has taken the lead on organizing potential discussions between the US and North Korea, The New York Times reported on Saturday. The talks in Stockholm had initially been scheduled to conclude on Friday but were extended into the weekend. In the wake of the Stockholm talks, Wallstrom will meet her South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha, who was in Washington this week for talks on North Korea and trade, in Brussels on Monday, Wallstrom’s spokesman said. Sweden is one of a handful of countries considered a possible venue for a meeting between Trump and Kim, who have engaged in bellicose mudslinging over North Korea and its nuclear arms program.
March 17, 2018 20:26 UTC
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March 17, 2018 19:52 UTC
Comic as well as quiz contest for school children marked the celebration at Bangabandhu Museum on Saturday. A day-long screening of documentaries showcasing the struggle of Bangabandhu was also arranged for the visitors of the museum. He was glad to see children painting their imagination of Bangabandhu. “We had a hope that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman lying in the heart of children would come alive before our eyes. And the sight of children painting their imagination on our liberator testifies their deepest love for him,” he said, in his speech.
March 17, 2018 19:41 UTC
The production of deadly yaba tablets continues unabated even after the government has banned the import of its key ingredient. The government banned pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient of yaba tablets since February last year, yet the tablet is being manufactured secretly using local methods. Since the ingredient is used in the manufacturing of other medicines, drug dealers are collecting it from these medicines to produce yaba. Suu Kyi retorted that the ingredient of producing yaba was available in Bangladesh, said an official of the home ministry. Myanmar always tries to say that yaba tablets were smuggled from Bangladesh instead of their country.”He said Bangladesh handed over a list of 40 yaba manufacturing factories located in the border areas of Myanmar.
March 17, 2018 19:07 UTC
A three-member delegation of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) attended the plenary session of the Indian Congress in New Delhi on Saturday. The delegation members were AL presidium member and former food minister Abdur Razzaque, former foreign minister Dr Dipu Moni and AL assistant office secretary Biplob Barua. They also met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi on the sidelines of the plenary session at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. The meeting began at 12:00 noon and was attended among others by former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and senior Congress leader Anand Sharma, a source in New Delhi said.
March 17, 2018 18:56 UTC
Bangladesh High Commission in Singapore said they celebrated the day in a festive manner and due fervour. Bangladesh embassy in Ankara said they held week-long art completion in two schools in Ankara. Bangladesh Ambassador in Bangkok Saida Muna Tasneem called upon expatriate children to emulate Bangabandhu’s “progressive and secular values”. The Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad said they organised the day in a befitting manner. Members of expatriate Bangladesh community, officials and staff of the High Commission, along with their families, participated in the day-long programme arranged at the Chancery premises of the High Commission.
March 17, 2018 18:45 UTC
US-Bangla Airlines officials have called on the family of Faruq Hossain Priok, one of the victims of the tragic plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on March 12, and extended their condolences. The airliner’s Executive Director Golam Tawhid and General Manager (Marketing and Public Relations) Kamrul Islam visited the family’s home in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur Saturday afternoon. They stayed at Priok’s house for about an hour. The US-Bangla Airlines officials spoke to Mehedi’s father Tofazzal Hossain and Annie’s father Salah Uddin Mahmud Khasru and extended sympathies for their loss. He said: “After Monday, we will be able to confirm when the bodies of the deceased will be brought back from Nepal.
March 17, 2018 18:33 UTC
Anwar Choudhury, now the British ambassador to Peru, told bdnews24.com Afruz Bakht died in London at 2am on Saturday. His Namaz-e-Janaza will be held at East London Mosque after Juhr prayers on Sunday, Anwar Choudhury said. Afruz Bakht, hailing from Sylhet in Bangladesh, has four sons. He moved to London several decades ago. His son Anwar Choudhury is the first Bangladeshi-Briton to work as the British high commissioner in Bangladesh for four years from 2004.
March 17, 2018 18:11 UTC