Connacht win opening Pro 12 game, draw for Ulster, Leinster lose

first_imgPat Lam’s side were 16-11 victors over Dragons at the Sportsgrounds last evening. Despite a second-half fight-back, Leinster lost to Glasgow, with a last-gasp Stuart Hogg penalty the deciding score. Captain Sean O’Brien was bitterly disappointed with his team-mates’ display.  While Ulster came from 32-18 down to draw 32-apiece with Scarlets. There’s one game this afternoon, with Zebre playing host to Cardiff Blues.last_img

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Two dead, several injured after ride snaps in half at theme park

first_imgAt least two people are dead and more than a dozen more have been injured after a ride snapped in half at an amusement park in India.The incident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad.According to the report, for unknown reasons, the main shaft of the ride snapped just as the ride began to gain momentum. As a result, those on the ride were thrown towards along with heavy machinery from the ride. Two people identified as 24-year-old Manali Rajwadi, and 22-year-old Mohammad Javed lost their lives due to injuries from the incident according to the police.26 others were rushed to hospital with serious injuries.An investigation has been launched to determine what cause the ride to fall apart, whether the theme park had a proper licence to operate the ride, and to determine if the ride was up to maintenance standards.last_img read more

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Accidental Shooting Kills Second Teen in Two Weeks in Miami

first_imgAuthorities in Miami-Dade County have confirmed that two teenage girls were accidentally shot in the head just one week apart from each other.Most recently, 17-year-old Michael McGowan was arrested last Tuesday in connection with a Monday night shooting at an efficiency in the 2700 block of Southwest 20th Street.He is facing one count of manslaughter.According to the arrest report, detectives found two juveniles and two adults inside the home just before 8:30 p.m Monday.Police identified the victim as 17-year-old Giselle Rengifo. She was found on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene.Photo courtesy: Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation/WPLGAuthorities found a black handgun and magazine on top of a desk near the front door.The arrest report states that all four people inside the home were questioned by. McGowan confessed to detectives that he was holding the gun when it accidentally discharged, shooting Rengifo in the head.The witnesses corroborated McGowan’s statement.McGowan’s death is the second accidental shooting of a teenager in Miami in recent weeks. On May 12, 15-year-old Arya Gray was also fatally shot in the head while with friends and her sister at an apartment in Miami’s Upper East Side neighborhood.Miami-Dade police arrested 17-year-old Thalys Gabriel Olivera, of Miami, on May 13, the day after the shooting. He is facing a charge of manslaughter with a deadly weapon.Police discovered that the gun he used in the shooting was reported stolen from Homestead on April 24.Olivera told police that he was playing with the gun and while “playing” with it, he pulled the trigger and saw a flash that struck Gray.Police Make Arrest in 15-Year-Old Miami Girl’s Accidental Shooting Deathlast_img read more

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Sarfraz dismisses Chandimals witchcraft claim

first_imgKarachi, Nov 2 (PTI) Pakistans captain Sarfraz Ahmed has dismissed claims by the Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal that the Islanders recent two-match Test series win over them in the UAE was due to witchcraft.”We lost the two Tests because of our poor batting and that is all,” Sarfraz said.”If they could win Test matches because of witchcraft or magic, then they should have also won the ODI and T20 series,” the Pakistan skipper told the media here.Chandimal told reporters after returning to Colombo that he had received a special blessing from a meyni, or sorcerer, ahead of the two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.Sarfraz said being a Muslim he believed in the holy Quran and also that there was magic in the world but he chose to blame his batsmen for the Test series defeat.”I believe in the holy Quran and also that there was magic in the world, but in the Test series we just batted badly and lost chances to win,” said Sarfraz.He made it clear that while luck played a part in cricket but matches were won and lost on the field by players by their performances.Pakistans former Test skipper Muhammad Yousuf also rubbished Chandimals claims.”Dont mix cricket with such things. Pakistans planning was bad and they messed it up,” said Yousuf.Yousuf said that if cricket matches could be won through witchcraft or with blessings of sorcerers then Sri Lanka would not have been struggling in all formats of the game.advertisementChandimals comments came after Sri Lankas Sports Minister had earlier denied that he had sent the captain to a sorcerer to get blessings for the Test series. PTI Cor CM CMlast_img read more

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