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Zatopkova, Olympic champion and wife of Zatopek, dies at 97

Prague (AP/UNB) — Dana Zatopkova, an Olympic javelin champion and the wife of running great Emil Zatopek, has died. She was 97. The Czech Olympic Committee said Zatopkova died Friday. No details about the cause of death were immediately given. Zatopkova was born on the same day as her husband, and the two formed one of the best known sports ... Read More »

Trump “postpone” idea shot down by Japanese Olympic minister

Tokyo (AP/UNB) — President Donald Trump’s suggestion to postpone the Tokyo Olympics for a year because of the spreading coronavirus was immediately shot down by Japan’s Olympic minister. “The IOC and the organizing committee are not considering cancellation or a postponement — absolutely not at all,” Seiko Hashimoto, an Olympic bronze medalist, told a news conference on Friday in Tokyo. ... Read More »

Australian sports begin feeling effects of the coronavirus

Brisbane, Australia (AP/UNB) — Australian sports fans didn’t really need a reminder about the coronavirus, but they got one anyway Friday when a number of major events Down Under were affected by concerns over the pandemic. And more are likely to follow. As the Australian Formula One Grand Prix was being called off in Melbourne, Cricket Australia announced that three ... Read More »

Premier League, Champions League call off matches

Düsseldorf, Germany (AP/UNB) — The Premier League and the Champions League were both suspended Friday as the chaos stemming from the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact soccer. Matches in England will be stopped until at least April 3 after five Premier League clubs said some players or staff were in self-isolation. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for the ... Read More »

Sikder Group Independence Day Cup Golf ends

Dhaka – The 8th Sikder Group Independence Day Cup Golf Tournament 2020 ended at the Kurmitola Golf Club here on Friday. Sikder Group & R&R Aviation Ltd, a concern of the group, organised three-day the international tournament on the occasion of the ‘Mujib Borsho’ to commemorate the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, said a ... Read More »

Food System Vision Prize Announces 79 Semifinalists

Danielle Nierenberg Last week, the Food System Vision Prize announced the 79 semifinalists who have been selected to move on to the refinement phase of the competition. These teams, chosen from more than 1,300 entrants representing 112 countries, are developing broad coalitions and forward-thinking plans to answer the Prize’s central question: “How might we envision regenerative and nourishing food futures ... Read More »

LINKED DANGERS TO CIVILIZATION, by John Scales Avery

A new freely downloadable book I would like to announce the publication of a book, which discusses the most serious dangers which the world faces today. The book may be freely downloaded and circulated from the following link: http://eacpe.org/app/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Linked-Dangers-to-Civilization-John-Scales-Avery.pdf Read More »

Two RU students held over alleged rape

Rajshahi, March 12 – Police arrested two Rajshahi University students from Shah Makhdum (SM) hall of the university on Wednesday night over alleged rape a girl. The arrestees were sent to jail through court, according to the Motihar police station officer-in-charge Masud Parvej’s speech. Read More »