Rival Libyan factions say they are upbeat about the course of UN-mediated talks under way in Morocco . The talks are aimed at brokering a deal on a national unity government and finding someone to head it . UN special envoy Bernardino Leon, who has been trying to bring the two sides together for weeks and who chaired the talks said the meeting took place in a “positive and constructive” spirit. The U.N. talks in Morocco are seen as the only hope of forming a unity government and halting the fighting in Libya . But previous talks have yielded little.
(REUTERS)-Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo won a chaotic Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, with Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel finishing fourth after being penalised for swerving into rival Lewis Hamilton who came home in fifth.Hamilton’s Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finished second after overcoming a first-lap collision with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen, while Canadian teenager Lance Stroll was third for his first podium after being pipped on the line by Bottas.Ferrari’s Vettel got a 10-second stop-go penalty, which saw him drop from second to ninth, after he steered into race leader Hamilton under safety car conditions after a red-flag stoppage.“Nothing happened, did it?” Vettel said to Sky Sports. “He brake-checked me as well, so what do you expect? I’m sure he didn’t do it on purpose but for sure it was not the right move.“I got damage, he risked damage,” added the German. “After the incident, we were side by side, I raised my hand and showed him that I wasn’t happy with that.”Vettel reacted incredulously when he learnt of the 10-second penalty on lap 32, while Hamilton, whose hopes of victory were later ended when he had to pit due to a loose head rest, complained over his radio that the sanction was insufficient.“I don’t really care about (what happened),” Hamilton responded. “It’s done and dusted and we move on.“I think it’s just not driver conduct. It’s dangerous driving and to get a 10-second penalty for that…“I don’t need to say anything else.”CRAZY RACEVettel leads the overall standings on 153 points ahead of Briton Hamilton on 139 and Finland’s Bottas with 111.Australian Ricciardo’s first victory since he won the Malaysian Grand Prix last year lifted him to fourth on 92.“I can’t really believe it,” said Ricciardo. “It was a crazy race. We knew the podium was a chance after the restart, then we heard of the problems with Lewis and Seb.“(I didn’t think I’d win) for all my money, but this was the race we expected last year, all the safety cars and chaos. We had to stay out of trouble and certainly pulled it off today.”The 18-year-old Stroll’s previous best had been a ninth-placed finish on home soil earlier this month, but he kept his nerve under pressure to become the youngest Formula One driver to make the podium in his maiden season.The anticipated Mercedes dominance was tested early on when Bottas came off the kerb and collided with Ferrari rival Raikkonen, forcing both Finns into the pits.While Raikkonen was ultimately forced to retire later in the race, Bottas staged a remarkable comeback, emulating his fine performance on the Sochi street circuit to battle back to a podium position before overhauling Stroll on the line.Force India’s Esteban Ocon finished sixth, equalling his career-best performance, although he may rue missing out on the podium after clashing with Mexican team mate Sergio Perez, whose retirement ended his 37-race streak of consecutive finishes.Ricciardo’s Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen, the pacesetter during practice on Friday, was forced to retire for the fourth time in the last six races with engine trouble on lap 11 after the Dutchman attempted to attack Perez and take third.
Published on February 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @chris_iseman Comments Dominic Lamolinara had time to think about his plan.Trying to preserve a one-goal lead with 18 seconds left, the Syracuse goaltender considered the possibilities during an Army timeout, eventually deciding it was going to come down to a one-on-one with a Black Knights scorer and the game on the line. Once play resumed, the plan materialized just as it had in his mind.Army junior midfielder Alex Van Krevel approached the crease from the right side, Lamolinara took two steps out of the net and rotated his stick down, and Van Krevel shot high right off the goaltender’s helmet. The game ended in a flash, and the Orange sideline poured onto the field with Lamolinara in the middle of the celebratory scrum.‘I was looking at the ball the whole time,’ Lamolinara said. ‘I wasn’t really looking away. I wasn’t really directing anybody. I knew that it was going to be me and one other guy, so I just kept my eyes on that the whole time. I got lucky enough to make a good play.’For the second time in as many games, Syracuse head coach John Desko opted to use two goaltenders, Matt Lerman and Lamolinara, in the Orange’s 10-9 win over Army on Sunday in the Carrier Dome. Lerman was between the pipes for the first half, allowing five goals and making four saves, while Lamolinara surrendered four goals and stopped five in his 30 minutes in net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough SU’s first two games, the two-goalie system has helped provide two victories. Against Army and the season opener against Albany, both bent but they didn’t break.‘Dom and Matt have both been playing pretty well,’ Desko said. ‘I think right through the scrimmages to the games, it’s been a nice combination. What we’re seeing in practice the rest of the week has been pretty consistent to what we’re seeing in games.’Army took nine shots in the fourth quarter, and Lamolinara turned back four of them. Before making his final save, the transfer from Maryland received a big test with about three minutes remaining in the game.Army junior attack Andrew Boyd ran toward the goal and sent a low shot into the cage, but Lamolinara dropped down to both knees and stopped it to hold SU’s lead. If it had been split second later, the Black Knights would have tied it up.Lamolinara said Boyd looked nervous and wanted to pass first, so when he finally did shoot, he didn’t set his feet.When Lamolinara entered the game after halftime, the Orange was down 5-4.Army scored with nine seconds left in the half, when attack Conor Hayes ran around the left side of the goal trying to beat SU defender David Hamlin. Hayes stopped quickly in his tracks, forcing Hamlin to do the same, giving the attack just enough time to whip a shot into the lower half of the net on the right side as Lerman tried to drop to make the save.With the ball in the cage, Lerman stayed down on his side trying to process what happened as the Black Knights went into halftime with the lead.‘There was nine or 10 seconds left. We expected them to come down and play hard to finish the half, as you would expect from them,’ Lerman said. ‘I thought defensively we played pretty well. A couple goals we probably should’ve had back, myself included.’Lerman struggled somewhat in the second half, as that final goal was the third goal of a three-goal run for the Black Knights. Army attack Garrett Thul, who finished with three goals on the day, had beat Lerman five minutes earlier with a hard shot from 25 yards out.At the start of the second half, Lamolinara ran to his goal while Lerman walked to the sideline and got a pat on the back from Desko. With Lerman’s day over, Lamolinara had to try and keep the Orange in it.And with two game-saving stops, Lamolinara helped Syracuse earn a gritty win. ‘This one definitely felt good because we got a win for the team,’ Lamolinara said. ‘I was able to hold on to what Matt started in the first half, and it felt really good to do that for everybody.’firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Twitter Google+
A former temporary independent parliamentarian will reappear in court on April 5 after he was charged with sexual penetration and indecent assault of a 17-year-old girl earlier this month.Albert Sydney appeared before Magistrate Adia Mohammed in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court Friday and was granted TT$100,000 bail.The 43-year-old former legislator, who had participated in the Children Bill 2012, is alleged to have committed the offence at his home a week ago. He was arrested in a joint exercise involving officers of the Western Division Task Force and the Child Protection Unit.The arrest was made based on a report made by the 17-year-old girl that she was sexually assaulted by the accused.