Erdogan: ‘Turkey regrets Sarraj resignation’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has stated that Turkey regrets the decision of Head of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj to resign from his position, stressing that he has no objection to holding meetings with the Egyptian authorities, Reuters reported.Speaking to reporters after Friday prayer in Istanbul, Erdogan added: “The warlord Khalifa Haftar will be defeated sooner or later,” adding that Turkey “regrets the decision made by the internationally-recognised Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj to resign by the end of October.”Erdogan continued: “We have...
The Middle East Monitor
Injured Cowboys LT Tyron Smith will be a game-time decision Sunday
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys don’t sound optimistic about Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith’s availability for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.Smith suffered a neck injury going through individual drills and didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday.Owner Jerry Jones called Smith a game-time decision for Sunday, while coach Mike McCarthy said they are still gathering information on Smith and will know more on Saturday.“As far as the plan, you’re always working different scenarios,” McCarthy said. “We’ll continue to do that today and tomorrow. We’ll see how Tyron is tomorrow. That wi...
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A 'virtual' Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC: turkey of a decision
The now-monotonous reason given for the switch to a mostly "virtual" parade was the COVID-19 pandemic — despite New York's novel coronavirus positive test rate recently hovering around 1 percent for more than a month.New York City was dealt another psychic blow this week when Macy's and the mayor announced that no spectators would be permitted at the department store's cherished Thanksgiving Day Parade, a tradition that started more than 90 years ago and had previously been disrupted only by World War II.Let me say first that New York City has suffered the most in a country that has paid the h...
China Daily US edition
Thiago bids emotional farewell to Bayern after taking ‘most difficult decision’ to leave for Liverpool
Thiago Alcantara has bid an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich, with the Spain international saying the decision to leave for Liverpool has been “the most difficult of my sports career”.Having entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Allianz Arena, a big career call was always going to have to be made this summer.Bayern had been hoping that the former Barcelona star could be persuaded to stay put, with a remarkable treble triumph in 2019-20 seeing them savour Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League successes.Those efforts have, however, proved to be the perfect departing gifts fo...
Palace: Respect Ombudsman’s decision limiting access to officials’ wealth declarations
Palace: Respect Ombudsman’s decision limiting access to officials’ wealth declarationsMANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday defended the Office of the Ombudsman, the body mandated by the 1987 Constitution to check graft and corruption, in its decision to limit access to government officials’ wealth declaration documents.The Office of the Ombudsman is an independent agency.“You know, we have the Office of the Ombudsman, which is the constitutional body in the  Constitution, to promote accountability for public officers,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said, speaking partially i...
Ehud Olmert to 'Post': Rosh Hashanah is Without joy, without hope
The decision to impose a full temporary lockdown does not guarantee that the COVID-19 contagion rate will be altered. This is just another decision made by a government that does not really exist, based entirely on panic, anxiety and loss of sanity that surround the prime minister as he makes his way to the courthouse.What logic is this decision based upon? Why is the closure scheduled to last two to three weeks and not two to three months? What public health logic justifies closure in the first place?We need to reiterate a number of assumptions that seem to have been lost during the chaos tha...
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German minister defends decision to take refugees from Greek islands
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Wednesday defended Germany’s decision to take a further 1,553 refugees from camps in Greece, saying the country could be proud of its role in Europe’s migration crisis, Reuters reports.On Tuesday, Germany announced it would take in 408 families, mostly children and their parents, after a fire devastated the overcrowded Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, leaving almost 13,000 migrants homeless.But the decision drew criticism, especially from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party which surged in popularity following Chancellor Angela Merke...
The Middle East Monitor
Nationwide decision on fans at Bundesliga games expected soon
Hesse state premier Volker Bouffier believes a decision on Germany-wide rule to allow fans to return to Bundesliga matches this season could be made on Wednesday."I expect that a clear decision will be reached today - a further delay helps no one," he said in a statement ahead of a meeting of politicians.Bouffier expects that the season-opening fixtures of the Bundesliga and second division could take place with fans."There is a sensible concept presented that includes a pilot phase and also close cooperation between the health offices and the relevant sport authorities. It is good for the ind...
Our roads will inform our decision on December 7’- Tumu Chief
Electorate in the Sissala East Constituency said they will vote according to the attention government gives to their roads come December 7.The Tumu Kuoro, Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton VI, in a speech read on his behalf, said: “The state of our roads will inform the decision we make in the 2020 elections as the major trunk roads have never seen any improvement since independence”.The Chief said this when Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia visited the area as part of his campaign tour of the Upper West Region.He said all that his people wanted was action and not assurances adding: “One major reas...
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Public clamor for more jeepneys met with eased distancing instead
Public clamor for more jeepneys met with eased distancing insteadFranco Luna(Philstar.com) – September 14, 2020 – 1:47pmMANILA, Philippines — The transportation department found itself on the defensive anew after easing social distancing controls in public transport starting Monday, fanning concerns the decision risks commuters catching the deadly coronavirus and cases surging anew.In a text message to Philstar.com, Transport Assistant Secretary Goddes Libiran said allowing more passengers per vehicle is a response to a “clamor of the people that the public transport be opened up.” “The policy...