National gymnasts win medals in Ukraine
By Laman IsmayilovaThe 36th European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships has ended in Kyiv, Ukraine.The Championship brought together gymnasts from 23 countries.Azerbaijan was represented at the competition by 11 athletes, including junior gymnasts Narmin Bayramova, Leili Aghazade, Alina Gezalova and Ilona Zeynalova.Azerbaijani gymnasts Zohra Aghamirova and Arzu Jalilova performed in the individual program while a team consisting of Laman Alimuradova, Zeynab Hummatova, Yelyzaveta Luzan, Maryam Safarova and Darya Sorokina in the group exercises in the seniors category.On the final day of the cham...
Azerbaijani gymnasts reach finals of 36th European Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Ukraine
By TrendAzerbaijani gymnasts Narmin Bayramova and Alina Gezalova reached the finals of the 36th European Championship in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Kiev, Ukraine, Trend reports.The gymnasts performed in the individual program in the juniors category within the competition on November 27. The gymnasts performed the exercises with clubs and a ribbon.As a result of the competition, Narmin Bayramova, scoring 20.675 points, reached the finals of the European Championship in the exercise with a ribbon.After performing the exercise with clubs, Alina Gezalova reached the finals of the championship scoring...
Azerbaijani gymnasts in group exercises reach final of European Championship in Ukraine
By TrendThe Azerbaijani team in group exercises reached the finals of the 36th European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics in Kyiv, Ukraine, Trend reports.The Azerbaijani team consisting of Laman Alimuradova, Zeynab Hummatova, Yelyzaveta Luzan, Maryam Safarova, and Darya Sorokina reached the finals of the championship in the program with five balls scoring 34.600 points.The Azerbaijani team showed the best result among all the teams participating in the group exercises today.Thus, the performance with five balls of the Israeli team was estimated by the referees at 34.100 points, the performa...
Did the US steal an island covered in bird poop from Haiti? A fortune is in dispute
MIAMI — When the eccentric rapper Kanye West made headlines last month claiming the president of Haiti had gifted him an island to which a Texan had already laid development claims, it was not the only island off Haiti’s coast in dispute.For more than 160 years, the United States and Haiti have disputed the ownership of tiny Navassa Island at the southwest entrance of the Windward Passage covered with what was once worth a king’s ransom. More than a century later, the question remains: Who owns the poop?Known as La Navase in French, the pear-shaped island is located about 35 miles west of Hait...
How Ukraine’s gender quotas work in practice
“I only won the respect of my colleagues by fighting,” Yulia Eremenko tells me.A businesswoman from the southern city of Kherson, Eremenko has seen Ukraine’s local political system from the inside. After helping the Ukrainian army when war broke out in the east of the country in 2014, she ran for city council in a national political party - but didn’t get in. Three years later, when a council member died, it was Eremenko’s turn to join the Kherson council.Yet other party members tried to “come to an agreement” with Eremenko, she says. In exchange for money, the idea was that Eremenko would ref...
New on DVD: Nostalgic picks for holiday gifts
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, nostalgia continues to be essential pop culture comfort food. Consider these DVD picks, all out Dec. 1, for anyone on your gift-giving list (or yourself).“Beverly Hills Cop”: 1984 comedy starring Eddie Murphy as a police officer avenging his best friend’s murder has been remastered in 4K.“Blade”: The 1998 action/horror film starring Wesley Snipes as a vampire hunter out to seek justice for his mother’s death is being rereleased with a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack.“Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection”: Collection includes 60 theatrical shorts and intervie...
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Commentary: Rudy's bitter end: A former friend and staffer tracks the mayor's sad decline
I don’t care about Rudy Giuliani’s amateur-hour press conference outside Four Seasons Total Landscaping or his need for a cut man at last Thursday’s presser to stanch the flow of hair dye down his cheeks. I don’t care that he tucked in his shirt while lying on a hotel bed with a woman in the room young enough to be his granddaughter. (Okay, I do care about that.)I don’t even care all that much that he was rusty in court after not litigating a case in 30 years. And neither should you.I care that Rudy’s meritless, baseless legal arguments allege widespread, nationwide election fraud without proo...
New York Daily News
Will Bunch: Trump, GOP's ridiculous, flailing coup isn't a joke. It's a crime. There must be consequences
OK, so you haven’t seen so many slam dunks since the U.S. “Dream Team” won the 1992 Olympics, as Team Trump’s ace legal department actually embraces “My Cousin Vinny” while racking up a courtroom won-loss record that rivals the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s been more than two weeks since the media and all other reputable observers called the 2020 election as a resounding win for Joe Biden, and yet President Donald Trump and his minions continue to press a case for overturning the result that’s melted faster than the stuff running out of Rudy Giuliani’s hair or his wherever.Yes, it’s so easy ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Martin Schram: A victorious president views us from afar
My plan to sabotage, shatter and forever shame the famous democracy that Americans always brag about is going great! Unbelievably great! And the whole world is watching!Celebrating only privately inside his Kremlin inner sanctum, Vladimir Putin has surely allowed himself to think ecstatic thoughts about what all the world is watching on its news screens. You won’t see Putin fist-bumping and high-fiving. But make no mistake — Russia’s president is secretly celebrating, and he has every reason to be elated. Thanks to the incredible cult-like appeal of his top man in America, Putin has already ac...
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Ukraine: Armed Groups’ Arbitrary Pandemic Restrictions
https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/media_2020/11/2020eca_ukraine_armedman.JPG(Kyiv) – Excessive, confusing, and arbitrary restrictions on movement, imposed in parts of eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed armed groups in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, fail to properly accommodate humanitarian imperatives and put an undue burden on civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. In many cases these restrictions block access to health care, basic income needed to survive, and essential family visits among people who have grown increasingly impoverished and socially vulnerable due to the protracte...
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