Outside mediation is needed to defuse Sudan’s crisis because the ruling military council and opposition distrust each other too deeply for direct talks following a deadly raid on a protest camp, the top US diplomat for Africa said on Friday. The two parties absolutely do not trust each other in any way,” Mr Nagy said. While in Khartoum, Nagy met opposition groups and civil society as well as military council head Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. ‘Frank’ exchangeThe conversation with Burhan “was about as frank and direct as possible – it was quite an exchange of views and obviously we did not agree on some of the key points,” Mr Nagy said. Shams El Din Kabbashi, the military council spokesman, said on Thursday there had been excesses and deviations from a plan devised after the council ordered military leaders to clear the sit-in.
Liam Jegou finished 14th of the 30 competitors in the C1 semi-final of the canoe slalom World Cup in Lee Valley, London, today. He missed out on a final place by 2.4 seconds. Ireland, through Jegou, were 10th at Lee Valley. Next up for Jegou, who is based in Pau in France, is the World Under-23 Championships in July. Canoe Slalom World Cup, Lee Valley, London (Irish interest)MenC1 - Semi-Final (First 10 to Final): 14 Ireland (L Jegou) 101.15 seconds.
A day after he was caught on camera blaming caddie Michael Greller for two bad yardages, Jordan Spieth shouldered the blame for a bizarre stroke of bad luck at the US Open. A day after he was caught on camera blaming caddie Michael Greller for two bad yardages, Jordan Spieth shouldered the blame for a bizarre stroke of bad luck at the US Open. 'That's on me' - Jordan Spieth takes the blame for error one day after hitting out at his caddieSpieth's second shot from a fairway bunker on the second hole, his 11th of the day, struck a rake that was hidden in tall grass on the edge of the hazard, leaving the ball deep in heavy rough. "I was trying to clear it (the lip of the bunker) higher than that anyways but you don't see that every day. "Two perfect shots, Michael," Spieth said.
June 15, 2019 10:41 UTC
Ireland’s underage show jumping riders enjoyed considerable success in Europe on Friday, rounded off by a night time victory in Sweden for Sofie Slattery and Harold McGahern. The pair, who are both based in Belgium, were competing in the Under 25s’ two-round team competition in which they faced representatives from eight other nations. The Irish duo completed on a total of five faults with Sweden finishing second (12), just ahead of France (13). They completed on a two-round total of eight faults as France finished second on 12 with Sweden placing third on 13. In eventing, there are two Irish riders competing in the CCL5*-L competition in Luhmühlen, Germany where the lead overnight was held by Japan’s Kazuma Tomoto riding Brookpark Vikenti (25.2 penalties).
Inter Milan are ready to spend an eye-watering £107million this summer to appease new manager Antonio Conte - with Romelu Lukaku top of the club's wish-list. Lukaku has hinted at an exit from United before the window shuts, and it appears Inter Milan could be his destination after 'further contact was made on Thursday'. It has been reported that this 'frightening' spending spree will only be possible through the sale of players, with Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan two potential high-profile exits. The club's pursuit of Lukaku was made more interesting by the Belgian's comments this week that Conte is the 'best manager in the world', and that he loves Italy. Nicolo Barella is a £31million target from Cagliari; he is pictured playing for Italy this week
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
'His death was so avoidable, I prayed he would be okay' - mum on death of her son after just four daysBrenda and Michael Ryan lost their first child Danny Ryan just four days after birth after a harrowing labour experience in the Our Lady of Lourde’s Hospital in Drogheda. “His death was so avoidable.”A week after her due date, Ms Ryan was unsuccessfully induced on October 15 2017. Ms Ryan was then told to take a bath and she said that the bath water went cold twice. “I’m not very religious but I prayed every day that he would be okay,” Ms Ryan added. Ms Ryan praised all of the hospital staff in the Rotunda Hospital for their care and compassion.
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
A mourning family was shocked to discover their late father had a classic motorcycle collection hidden around his home. The lorry driver's family had been going through his possessions when they discovered logbooks for motorcycles that led them to find the bikes, which is set to fetch £20,000 at auction. The family discovered a variety of bikes including a BMW with Steib side-car, six 1950s Autocycles, and Velocette Le Vogue motorcycle at the home in Medway, Kent. A mourning family was shocked to discover their late father had hidden a motorcycle collection of more than 20 bikes around their home in Medway, Kent. One of the motorcycles the family discovered is a BMW with Steib side-car (pictured)She added: 'Dad was a clever, honest and incredibly interesting man and you never knew what to expect.
June 15, 2019 10:15 UTC
But the Wonderwall hitmaker is almost as famous for his undying love of Manchester City as his legendary escapades with Oasis. City came close to winning an unprecedented quadruple in 2018-19 as they collected all three domestic trophies on offer. Manchester United won the Treble in 1999, winning the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup. “I think I would rather eat my own s*** than watch either," he bluntly replied. (Image: Getty Images)Noel went on to form Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and has released three solo albums since the acrimonious breakup.
June 15, 2019 10:08 UTC
There are few events which represent the crossroads at which fashion retail finds itself than Ted Baker and Boohoo.com releasing their sales figures in the same week. As Ted Baker's sales plummet and Boohoo soars - where does that leave the future of fashion retail? Ted Baker charges €70 for a leather cardholder, whereas you can spend €135 for a better made version by Mulberry. For all its intents and purposes, I maintain that Boohoo still isn’t fashion - it may be in the business of selling clothes, but selling clothes and selling fashion remain two different things. (Comparatively, at Ted Baker's SS19 presentation in London, their biggest name guest was Greer Grammar, the daughter of Frasier star Kesley).
June 15, 2019 10:04 UTC
Huawei’s P30 Pro phone is creating a stir among mobile photography enthusiasts. Most of the members are seasoned enthusiasts, with a few retired professional photographers among their ranks. Their equipment of choice is typically an SLR or mirrorless camera and previous speakers have covered topics such as street and travel photography, but smartphone photography has shaken up the scene. A picture of Sugar Loaf Mountain, Monmouthshire, taken on the Huawei P30 Pro (Dan Waters/PA)“It’s amazing. The software on the P30 Pro combines these lenses from multiple shots taken at the same time to create the best possible image.
June 15, 2019 09:56 UTC
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June 15, 2019 09:54 UTC
Northamptonshire Police first became suspicious about the ex-Bingo when it started letting off a strong smell of marijuana. (Image: Northamptonshire Police / SWNS)(Image: SWNS)Pictures showed the Class B harvesters had a "sophisticated" system in place, inclusive of a hydroponic cultivation system. (Image: SWNS)(Image: SWNS)PC Colin Gray said: "This is a significant find that will disrupt organised crime groups and the distribution of cannabis locally and further afield. (Image: Northamptonshire Police / SWNS)(Image: SWNS)No one was in the plant at the time officers raided, and no arrests have been made. "These crime groups blight society by manufacturing and selling controlled drugs in Northamptonshire," PC Gray added.
June 15, 2019 09:49 UTC
The four-time Tour de France winner suffered serious injuries after colliding with a wall during a practice run before stage four of the Criterium du Dauphine in Roanne, France on Wednesday. Froome has since been in intensive care after undergoing successful operations to fix his injuries, which included a broken hip, femur, and fractured ribs. Froome was travelling at over 50km an hour when the crash occurred. Rowe suffered her own serious injury problems after a crash in 2014 left her with broken ribs and a collapsed lung. "There's been some horrific injuries from this crash, but knowing Chris' kind of mental strength and determination, he will definitely be back, I'm sure."
June 15, 2019 09:45 UTC
THE rain may have poured - but it hardly made a difference with fans distracted by the bouncing sounds of Mumford and Sons rocking out Malahide Castle on their Delta world tour. THE rain may have poured - but it hardly made a difference with fans distracted by the bouncing sounds of Mumford and Sons rocking out Malahide Castle on their Delta world tour. "The only way to keep warm in the rain is to dance," he told his audience and they didn’t need much encouragement. By that stage the weather had picked up and Malahide Castle and a festival atmosphere took over. Mumford and Sons performing at Malahide Castle Photo Credit: Ray KeoghAnd to be fair, he was probably right.
June 15, 2019 09:45 UTC
Actress Lisa Faulkner has said she is “happy” she is infertile as she would not have her adopted daughter otherwise. Actress Lisa Faulkner has said she is “happy” she is infertile as she would not have her adopted daughter otherwise. The former EastEnders star, 47, has a 13-year-old daughter Billie, who she adopted with her ex-husband Chris Coghill. She told The Times magazine: “I am really happy that I am infertile because I wouldn’t have got Billie without it. It’s nice to have a second chance, because sometimes (after a divorce) you think, ‘Maybe that’s it.’ I do see this as a second chance.”Torode and Faulkner, who has written a memoir called Meant To Be, present John And Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen on ITV.
June 15, 2019 09:45 UTC