Sexual abuse charges dropped in Worth County case

first_imgNORTHWOOD — Sexual abuse charges against a Joice man have been dismissed. 20-year-old Carlos Morales was charged last month with third-degree sexual abuse after authorities allegedly identified him through DNA evidence as a man who performed sexual acts on a woman who was passed out in a car in May of 2017.Online court records show the Worth County Attorney’s Office submitted a motion on Tuesday to dismiss the case, saying that the victim did not want to testify due to medical reasons, and the nurse who completed the sexual assault kit in the case cannot be located. Prosecutors say they had to make the motion because they were not able to submit testimony outlining the sexual assault actions perpetrated by the defendant and it resulted in a large hole in the chain of custody of the sexual assault kit.District Judge Rustin Davenport approved the dismissal of the case on Tuesday and ordered the state to pay all court costs.last_img read more

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Michael Sam: No issues fitting in with Rams

first_imgSt. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam listens to a question while meeting with the media following an organized team activity at the NFL football team’s practice facility Friday, June 6, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam is confident he’ll be judged on performance.The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL said Friday there have been no issues fitting in with his St. Louis Rams teammates, no awkward moments in the locker room and that he was accepted right away.“They respect me as a human being,” he said. “And as a football player.”Being a bit of a cut-up helps cut the ice, too. Sam skipped all of the media days last season at Missouri while saving his announcement for February, but teammates will tell you he has quite a sense of humor and is not the least bit sensitive about off-color jokes that can fly behind closed doors.“If anybody had any reservations about who he was to begin with, he wins them over pretty quick,” said wide receiver T.J. Moe, who played with Sam at Missouri. “They’re laughing so hard, they can’t breathe.”Defensive tackle Michael Brockers said Sam was asked to stand up and tell a joke on Friday. The verdict: “Totally funny.”“We don’t really focus on the outside stuff,” Brockers added. “He’s our brother, he’s on our D-line and that’s where it sits.”Working out with the full squad this week, Sam realizes he must step up his game to carve out a spot on a loaded defensive line. He said he’s spending a lot of time poring over the playbook, too.No doubt the Rams will give Sam every chance to succeed. But like any seventh-round pick, it’s an uphill battle.“It’s faster, you’ve got to learn a lot more plays, you’ve got to know what you’re doing,” Sam said after a two-hour session. “You’re supposed to perform at a high level and I’m doing pretty good.”Sam got a lot of snaps at left end with the second team defense, moving up on the depth chart because veteran William Hayes is rehabbing from an injury. He’s been getting a lot of work on special teams, where the Rams might break him in.The Rams had one of the top pass rushes in the NFL last year with ends Robert Quinn, second in the NFL in sacks, and Chris Long both former first-round picks. So are tackles Brockers and rookie Aaron Donald, plus Kendall Langford was a major free agent pickup a year ago.“I’m telling you, they get after it,” Sam said. “I thought our D-line at Mizzou was pretty tough. This is a whole new level.”Everyone, Sam said, has been willing to help. Nobody, Long said, gives a hoot about the fact he’s gay.“Only the media cares,” Long said. “The players don’t care, we just care about what kind of football player you are.“We got a steal in whatever round we took him in.”Players picked way ahead of him don’t seem to mind that Sam’s getting more attention.“He’s a cool guy,” Donald said. “We get along well and we’re trying to get ready for the season together.”The 260-pound Sam was the SEC co-defensive player of the year last season. After the Rams took him with the 249th overall pick late in the seventh round, general manager Les Snead called him a designated pass rusher.Sam said he’s probably going to have to shed some weight to be effective on special teams.Among the early goals for the Rams (7-9) is getting Greg Robinson, the second overall pick, accustomed to a new position. Robinson was a tackle at Auburn and the Rams have him at guard.“I can get my hands on them faster, so it’s something I think I can grow into,” Robinson said. “But I’m a little rusty. It’s been a while since I played guard.”Veterans were challenged, too, by new wrinkles in the playbook.“Just knocking the rust off, I think, is the biggest thing,” Brockers said. “Like coach Fisher said, we’re not going to win the division in these next few OTAs.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFLlast_img read more

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Japan basketball players suspended after buying sex during Asian Games

first_imgThey would be allowed to take part in training, however, Mitsuya added.The players were spotted in a notorious red light district of the Indonesian capital Jakarta wearing their national jerseys and were promptly sent home in disgrace.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The expulsion of Yuya Nagayoshi, Takuya Hashimoto, Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura came as a major embarrassment for Japan, which is gearing up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.“I deeply apologize for our careless actions that have brought disgrace on not only basketball fans but also all Japanese people,” Sato told a news conference last week after the four returned to Tokyo. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Peza offers relief to ecozone firms RELATED VIDEO They were believed to have been solicited by a pimp to go to a hotel with women but a reporter for Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper spotted them and broke the story.At the last Asian Games in 2014, Japan officials were forced to send home swimmer Naoya Tomita after he was caught on video stealing a journalist’s camera from the pool deck.It is far from the first case of sexual misconduct at major multi-sport events, which typically draw thousands of athletes, officials and fans from around the world.At the 2014 Asian Games, an Iranian official was kicked out for the verbal sexual harassment of a female volunteer, and a Palestinian footballer was accused of groping a female worker at the athletes’ village.In April, at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, a Mauritian official was accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete during a photo shoot.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Didal rules Asian Games skateboarding for PH’s 4th gold medal (L-R) Japanese basketball players Yuya Nagayoshi and Takuya Hashimoto, head of the Japan Basketball Association Yuko Mitsuya, technical chairperson Tomoya Higashino, and players Takuma Sato and Keita Imamura stand to attention at a press conference in Tokyo on August 20, 2018. Four Japanese basketball players on August 20 apologized for disgracing the nation with their “careless act” of paying prostitutes for sex during the Asian Games as the regional Olympics was hit by scandal. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGIFour Japanese basketball players kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex will be suspended for a year, officials said Wednesday.Japan Basketball Association chief Yuko Mitsuya told reporters the players would be barred from official tournaments for a year, adding their action “damages the honor and trust of Japan’s sporting world”.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GARDAI WARNING OVER DUBLIN TRAFFIC AS TALL SHIPS TAKE EXTRA 100,000 TO CAPITAL

first_imgNO PLAN SAILING FOR TRAFFIC TODAYGARDAI have issued a warning over traffic delays in and around Dublin today – because 100,000 people are expected to view the last day of the Tall Ships visit to the city.With up to 50,000 heading for Croke Park from Donegal and Cork, it is expected to add to delays and parking problems.“Members of the public should ensure that they park legally and that they do not obstruct roadways or houses. They are strongly advised to utilise the public transport systems,” said a Garda spokesman. “Additional traffic volumes are expected in these areas and members of the public should allow sufficient time for their journeys.“Further information on the Tall Ships Race 2012 is available on www.dublintallships.ie and www.garda.ie.”Fans planning to combine a Tall Ships visit with Croker can see the events below:Sunday’s Tall Ships EventsPARADE OF SAILRIVER LIFFEY 11.00am – 2.00pmJoin this spectacular Bon Voyage to the ships, featuring Dublin Gospel Choir with a special ship songs performance on the Bulmers Live music Dock which will be heard all along the river. OUT OF THE BLUE: FAMILY ZONEGRAND CANAL SQUARE 11.00am – 6.00pmA final fun-filled day of family entertainment will be taking place at Grand Canal Square featuring the Bon Voyage open air family music seisun and lots more.RECORD BREAKING CHARITY EVENTSIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY 1.00pm – 2.00pmCome help us make some history and break the world record for the number of people participating in ‘’Rock the Boat’ in aid of Foróige. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GARDAI WARNING OVER DUBLIN TRAFFIC AS TALL SHIPS TAKE EXTRA 100,000 TO CAPITAL was last modified: August 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:000 TO CAPITALCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: GARDAI WARNING OVER DUBLIN TRAFFIC AS TALL SHIPS TAKE EXTRA 100last_img read more

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Lasorda steps up to bat for McCourt

first_img Lasorda said he found out why there are so many Tony’s in New York, most of whom are Italian like Lasorda. “When they shipped them over from the old country, they stamped on their forehead: TO New York,” he said. Lasorda also explained why he looks so old. It’s because of his former players, some of whom weren’t that intelligent, he said. For example, there was second baseman Steve Sax. “Steve played baseball like my wife shopped — all day long. He only had one problem: his intelligence,” he said. “It never reached the same level as his ability.” For example, Lasorda used to advise Sax to use the whole field when batting. “He came to me and said, I’ve got this hitting theory down pat now,” Lasorda said. “I said, ‘Good son, what is it?’ He said, ‘Now when I go to the plate, 80 percent of the time I’ll try to hit the ball through the middle, 20 percent I’ll go to the right and another 20 percent I will try to go to left.’ “ Lasorda also talked about a time when the Dodgers had problems defensively. Sax had problems making the throw from second to first base and Pete Guerrero also had problems, he said. Guerrero was a converted outfielder who was placed at third base. “In the first month of the season he couldn’t catch a cold down there,” Lasorda said. Lasorda said he remembers calling Guerrero into his office and asking him if he was concentrating. A good infielder will want the ball to be hit to him. But not Guerrero. “He said, ‘Before the pitcher throws the ball, I looked up to the heavens and say, Dear God, don’t let them hit the ball to me,’ ” Lasorda said. “Then he said, ‘And don’t let them hit it to Sax either.’ “ — Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS — Former Los Angeles Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda defended Dodgers owner Frank McCourt’s Saturday firing of team General Manager Paul DePodesta at a speaking appearance Tuesday at the city’s first Business VIP luncheon. Lasorda, a special adviser to McCourt, said the criticism of McCourt for the Dodger woes last season when they failed to make the playoffs was unwarranted. “There’s a lot of people who have been kind of critical about Frank McCourt. I’ve been around this guy. I know him. His utmost goal is to get a championship here.” About 150 people attended the lunch sponsored by the city and Chamber of Commerce and Industrial League at Town Center Hall. After his speech, 75 businesses were honored for their contribution to Santa Fe Springs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Lasorda commented only briefly on McCourt’s decision to fire DePodesta, who had been in the position for only two years. “He found out he made a mistake with the general manager and he had to change,” Lasorda said. “If he wasn’t concerned and he felt like he did and he let the guy continue, then he’s hurting himself and the team.” Lasorda said it is apparent that McCourt is putting the fans first. “He’s going to take every seat out and put a new seat in,” Lasorda said. “He wants it where the fans can be comfortable watching the game.” The colorful former Dodger manager drew some heavy laughter with his jokes about former players and even Italians.last_img read more

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Al-Zarqawi’s PR gaffe chips his jihadist armor

first_imgThe al-Qaida propaganda machine is expanding, its recruitment and public-relations efforts fueled by snazzy Internet forums and videos pulled together by media wing Global Islamic Media Front. Propaganda is a key element in al-Qaida’s strategy to rally Muslims to its cause, join its “army” and meet its far-flung timetable of establishing a caliphate. Al-Qaida even has a new online news show, “Voice of the Caliphate,” which mirrors a traditional news program – except for the masked anchor and Quran and machine gun on the desk, aimed at the viewer. The al-Qaida news network has even been showing an English-language trailer for a film called “Total Jihad.” Yet all the slick production value in the world can’t erase the effects of big public-relations gaffes. Attacks on Western interests in New York, Bali and London have inflamed Western resolve in the War on Terror, but have drawn mixed reaction in the Arab world. To too many, there is something admirable or forgivable in the slaying of non-Muslims all in the name of jihad. But Amman, Jordan, is a different story. The bride was beautiful, the groom was beaming, the friends and family clapping as they stepped into their first celebration as man and wife. Though half a world away in the heart of the Hashemite kingdom, there was absolutely nothing foreign about this scene to any Westerner. Joy turned to tragedy as an al-Qaida operative picked their wedding for a martyrdom quest. Since that letter, al-Zarqawi has exported his terror network to his home country, killing mostly Muslims and infuriating the masses. Yet his “martyrs” still strike regularly in Iraq, targeting Muslims eating at a restaurant or signing up for a job. Some still want to believe that it’s a noble revolutionary quest to oust the oppressors, and try to justify the attacks so. But even if every coalition soldier was gone, the war would be waged against the parliament, the police, the military, Shiites, everyday Iraqis until al-Zarqawi fulfilled his goal of establishing a Muslim caliphate that engulfs Israel. Bottom line. Good won’t triumph in this ideological war until the entire Arab world believes attacking Muslims and non-Muslims alike is dead wrong. But al-Zarqawi’s indiscriminate slayings chip away at his jihadist armor. Bad P.R. is his weakness. And together, Muslims who have had enough have the strength to defeat al-Zarqawi. — Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News. E-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Jordanians quickly hit the streets after dozens died in last week’s trio of hotel attacks, chanting “Burn in hell, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi!” outside the sites. One resident of Zarqa, the terrorist’s hometown, told The Associated Press, “If there were still any people with any sympathy left for al-Zarqawi, it’s gone now. It has backfired on him. What does an attack on a wedding with women and children have to do with fighting the Americans?” I asked Omar Fadhil, an Iraqi Sunni who reports with brother Mohammed on popular blog Iraq the Model, what the attitude around Baghdad was toward al-Zarqawi these days. Fadhil replied that there are basically four opinions heard around town: “The first is that Zarqawi is an infidel murderous terrorist who deserves death on Earth and eternal hell after that; this opinion represents the attitude of the majority. The other is that Zarqawi is a mujahid fighting for Islam and Allah and that Muslims must support him; this attitude is endorsed by a small minority of Wahhabi extremists who are a minority among the Sunni population. The third is that Zarqawi is an ally who can help kick the `occupation’ out of Iraq and give power back to the `legitimate’ leaders; this one also represents a minority, the hard-core Baathists. The fourth opinion suggests that Zarqawi is a myth created by the U.S. to justify the presence of the U.S. military in Iraq; this opinion can be found mainly among supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr and the like.” Recently, a letter from Osama bin Laden’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, to al-Zarqawi urged the Jordanian terrorist to stop killing ordinary Muslims in his jihad campaign. Bad for business, essentially. “(Zarqawi’s) more like a Mafia-type enforcer who doesn’t really see the political niceties that Zawahri does,” James Phillips of the Heritage Foundation told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty last month. “Implicit in this letter is the political leadership trying to rein in a very brutal lieutenant.”last_img
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Express and SC Villa renew rivalry in do or die affair

first_img Tags: allan kyambaddeAzam UPLExpress FCSC Villatop Express and Villa are both in need of maximum points at different ends of the tableAzam Uganda Premier LeagueExpress FC vs SC VillaMutessa II War Memorial Stadium, WankulukukuFriday, 11-05-2018.Express FC will host SC Villa in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Friday with both sides desperate for three points.The Red Eagles seat third from bottom with only three games remaining in the current season and know that a loss at home to their eternal rivals may turn out to be the sacker punch in the Red Eagles bid to stay in the league.The Red Eagles start the day with 27 points from as many games and seat only a point away from safety.With the other teams above them starting to pull away, the Red Eagles know how vital a win would be for them especially coming against their eternal rivals.For Villa, they head into the game six points behind table leaders Vipers and know that any slip ups in the last three games would mean that they have to wait a little longer for a first title since 2004.With head coach Wasswa Bbosa and assistant Paul Mukatabala both suspended by the Federation and club respectively, goalkeeping coach Mubarak Kiberu is the one expected to be on the touchline for the 16 time record winners.“It is a big game for me and the team, said Kiberu ahead of the tie.“It will be the biggest i have ever been in charge of but the bottom line is that it is not about me.“The game is very important to the club as our title ambitions hang heavily on it and we know that anything short of a win will be disaster.“Express is our eternal rival but i feel we have everything to win the game so i hope luck is on our side.Allan Kyambadde scored the only goal in the reverse fixture last seasonMatch Stats:Head to Head.SC Villa won the first meeting between the two sides 1-0 at Masaka Recreation Grounds in November. Alex Kitata scored the only goal of the game in the 88th minute.However, Villa have defeated the Red Eagles only once at Wankulukuku since 2013 with the victory coming in March 2015 via a 3-0 score line.Express won the reverse fixture last season 1-0 thanks to now Villa midfielder Allan Kyambadde.This fixture has not seen a scoreless result in the last seven years. The last time both teams failed to score in this match was on 01-06-2011.Express FC.Express goes into the fixture having failed to win any of their last three league fixtures (D2 L1).The Red Eagles have won only seven league fixtures this season, drawing five and losing the remaining 15 games, their worst top flight record in the clubs history.They have registered six of their seven wins this season on home turf, drawing three and losing five.Against the top three, Express has lost all of its four fixtures so far this season, but only one came at home when they went down 2-1 at the hands of two time league defending champions KCCA FC.SC Villa.SC Villa goes into the game having won eight of their last 11 league fixtures (D1 L2).The Jogoos have not had it smooth on the road, having triumphed in only four of their opening 13 fixtures away from Masaka (D6 L3).Against the bottom three, Villa has registered a record of four wins in as many games this season. Scoring seven goals and conceding only oneSC Villa have the best defensive record in the division, conceding only 11 goals so far this season. They have not let in more than one goal in a single game this season.Other League games to be played on Friday:Bul FC vs Bright Stars FC @Kyabazinga Stadiun, 04:00pmMaroons vs Police FC @Luzira Prisons Grounds, 04:30pmUPDF FC vs Soana FC @Bombo Barracks Grounds, 04:30pmComments last_img read more

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Tigers take the Little 4, beat Ferndale

first_imgThe Arcata Tigers ran through the Ferndale Wildcats in a physical back and forth game, winning 39-26 to claim an outright Little 4 Conference championship, Friday night at the Redwood Bowl.With Friday’s win Arcata (5-1, 6-4) earns its first league title since winning the Big 5 Conference back in 2012.“Our guys are always going to respond,” Arcata head coach Jamal Jones said. “They have a lot of fight, characters and that’s just who they are.Halfway through the first quarter and with …last_img read more

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Giants call up power-hitting outfielder Jaylin Davis from Triple-A

first_imgST. LOUIS — The Giants have had trouble scoring runs in their first two games in St. Louis this week, so the front office set out to find a solution.Power-hitting outfielder Jaylin Davis might be able to help.The Giants announced Wednesday that Davis was selected to the 40-man roster and called up from Triple-A Sacramento to join the club in St. Louis. To clear space on the roster for Davis, San Francisco transferred reliever Reyes Moronta (right shoulder strain) to the 60-day injured list. …last_img read more

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‘Don’t let conflict undermine Africa’s gains’

first_img30 January 2014The 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly got under way in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday with a call by the continent’s leaders for the silencing of the guns and for peace to prevail on the continent.This as the conflict in the Central African Republic and South Sudan has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis in which has been condemned by the United Nations.“Our hearts are with the people of the Central African Republic and South Sudan as they continue to be victims of this conflict,” said African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.Last week, the AU welcomed the agreement reached by the warring South Sudanese parties on the cessation of hostilities and the status of detainees.The agreement, aimed at ending weeks of fighting that has left thousands dead and displaced, was reached at the talks in the Ethiopian capital between the South Sudanese government and rebels loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar. The talks were held under the mediation of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, and the signing of the pact was witnessed by AU peace and security commissioner Smail Chergui.Dlamini Zuma told a packed hall, which included heads of state from the 54 AU member countries, former presidents and delegates from the United Nations, that the continental body would continue to mediate in the war-torn countries until a lasting solution was found.Outgoing African Union chairperson, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, said the emerging conflicts risked escalating into a crisis that could undermine the gains made in recent years.“It is imperative that the peace process succeeds and all parties demonstrate the necessary political leadership and compromise to achieve peace and durable reconciliation,” Desalegn said.Desalegn said the situation in Central African Republic (CAR) remained concerning, particularly the senseless violence that has taken a heavy toll on civilians. He called on world leaders to support the African-led Peace Support Mission in the CAR, which has been deployed there to restore peace and security in order for that country to return to constitutional order.United Nations Deputy Secretary General Jan Eliasson also weighed in, calling on the AU to “do all it can” to protect civilians in South Sudan.“The situation in Central African Republic is of concern for all of us,” Eliasson said. “It is the objective of the United Nations to put an end to these atrocities; we need to act without delay.”Tribute to MandelaA moment of silence was held at the start of the summit in remembrance of the late Nelson Mandela, who died in December. The plenary hall of the AU’s headquarters, the largest building where AU summits are held, has been named after the former South African statesman.South African President Jacob Zuma took the floor to thank Africa for the hospitality it had extended to Mandela and his comrades during the struggle for liberation in his country.Zuma said that while Mandela had carried a South African passport, he had in fact been a citizen of the world and Africa.“Madiba has left us a legacy that all of us must keep alive,” Zuma said.Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz was elected as the new chairperson of the African Union, succeeding Desalegn, who has been at the helm for the past year.Later in the day, the heads of state will launch the year 2014 as the Year of Agriculture and Food Security, marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP).They will consider the report of the Peace and Security Council on its activities and the state of peace and security in Africa, including the activities of the Panel of the Wise alongside the renewal of its membership.The heads of state will also consider the report on the assessment of the African Standby Force and the operationalization of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, as well as launch the final report of the High Level Panel on Fragile States.The so-called Agenda 2063 will also be considered, with the final adoption expected at the 23rd AU summit later this year.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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