Russia announces halt in Aleppo bombing

first_imgRussia on Monday announced an eight-hour “humanitarian pause” in its bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo.“We have taken a decision not to waste time and to introduce ‘humanitarian pauses,’ mainly for the free passage of civilians, evacuation of the sick and wounded and withdrawal of fighters,” senior Russian military officer Sergei Rudskoi said, according to AFP.The halt in the conflict would last between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. local time. “During this period the Russian air force and Syrian government troops will halt air strikes and firing from any other types of weapons,” Rudskoi said.EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said the move was a “positive step.”However, she added: “The latest assessment from the aid agencies is that 12 hours is needed so work is needed to find common ground.”The U.N. welcomed the ceasefire but said it was not enough to deliver humanitarian aid.last_img read more

Culture, Not Biology, Shapes Language

first_imgNPR:There’s no language gene.There’s no innate language organ or module in the human brain dedicated to the production of grammatical language.There are no meaningful human universals when it comes to how people construct sentences to communicate with each other. Across the languages of the world (estimated to number 6,000-8,000), nouns, verbs, and objects are arranged in sentences in different ways as people express their thoughts. The powerful force behind this variability is culture.So goes the argument in Language: The Cultural Tool, the new book I’m reading by Daniel Everett. Next week, I’ll have more to say about the book itself; this week, I want to explore how Everett’s years of living among the Pirahã Indians of Amazonian Brazil helped shape his conclusions — and why those conclusions matter.Read the whole story: NPR More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

Browns Activate Second-Year Wide Receiver Corey Coleman Off Injured Reserve

first_imgThe Cleveland Browns play the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday and will have wide receiver Corey Coleman on the field in their quest for their a win. The Browns are 0-9 and need all of the help they can get, so the playmaking Coleman’s presence on the field will be definitely welcomed.Coleman went down in Week Two in the Browns’ game against the Baltimore Ravens. Coleman was diagnosed with a broken hand and he has now broken both of his hands in his short NFL career already. With five receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown in Week One against Pittsburgh, the second-year pro is one of the more explosive players Cleveland has on the offensive side of the ball.The Browns also cut safety Ibraheim Campbell from injured reserve and had running back Terrence McGee signed off of their practice squad by the Atlanta Falcons. Related TopicsCorey Coleman Eli Mooneyhamcenter_img Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling.last_img read more

Chelsea linked with Ajax starlet, latest Charlie Austin speculation

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea and QPR…Chelsea are being linked with Dutch teenager Donyell Malen.The 16-year-old is part of Ajax’s academy and The Sun on Sunday claims Arsenal want to pip Chelsea to his signature.AdChoices广告The Sunday Telegraph claims Chelsea are readying a £15.5m bid for Napoli’s Jose Callejon.Picking up on reports in Callejon’s native Spain, the Telegraph believes Blues boss Jose Mourinho has held talks with the player but that Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham are also interested.The Daily Star Sunday also suggests Spurs have a strong interest in Callejon.The Sunday Mirror believes Manchester United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Everton centre-back John Stones.Chelsea have already had one bid rejected and are widely tipped to put in an improved offer but United are now said to have enquired about the England defender’s availability.Dynamo Kiev are being linked in the Ukrainian press with a season-long deal for Chelsea winger Victor Moses, while the Italian media suggest Juventus will attempt to sign Juan Cuadrado on loan.And there is more speculation about the future of Charlie Austin.The Sunday People claims the QPR striker’s reported £85,000-a-week wage demands are scuppering potential moves, while the Daily Star suggests Rangers will insist on at least £15m for their star marksman.last_img read more

Mike Tyson will KILL Sonny Bill Williams and send rugby star to the morgue if pair seal $1m fight, warns trainer

first_img Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter Source: Boxing – thesun.co.uk 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! MIKE TYSON will be up for “manslaughter” if he fights Sonny Bill Williams, claimed former trainer Jeff Fenech.The 53-year-old has been offered $1million to come out of retirement to face the All Blacks legend, Paul Gallen or Barry Hall.Mike Tyson was one of the most feared fighters on the planetCredit: AFP – GettyBut Fenech has urged them not to step into the ring with the heavyweight legend unless they want to end up in a morgue.He told Sydney Morning Herald: “Let me tell you something. If he hits Sonny Bill Williams or Paul Gallen, he will be up for manslaughter.“I’m serious. If he punched Paul Gallen, he could kill him.“These guys have never been punched by somebody like Mike.“You see what he’s doing to the pads, imagine Mike hitting one of those guys with one of those uppercuts.“More than likely they will be in the morgue the next day. “Fighting Sonny Bill? Who has Sonny Bill fought? Sonny Bill won’t even fight Paul Gallen because I don’t believe he can beat him.”Fenech also claimed Tyson is worth a lot more than the $1million offered by Australian boxing promoter Brian Amatruda.He said: “Great publicity, but it’s not going to happen, they’re offering him half a million or a million dollars.“He could get more than $20million to do it in Saudi Arabia. Why would he come here?“He will do it, probably for charity, it will happen.”Tyson has also been offered £16.2million to make his comeback in a bare knuckle boxing fight.Sonny Bill Williams plays rugby league for Super League side Toronto WolfpackCredit: AFP or licensorsJeff Fenech claimed Mike Tyson is worth more than he has been offered to fightCredit: ReutersMike Tyson, 53, reveals he had stem cell research therapy and hadn’t hit bags for 15 YEARS before returning to training Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017last_img read more